The Louisiana Workforce Commission says its website is down and has been for the last two days so technicians could program and test the website.
LWC Secretary Ava Dejoie says the website needed to be programmed and tested due to President Joe Biden signing the American Rescue Plan into law on March 11. The bill will extend federal unemployment insurance benefits until Sept. 6. Claimants will be able to file unemployment claims this week and payments will process this week, according to the LWC. The site is expected to be back online no later than noon today.