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Baton Rouge, New Orleans add jobs in October; Lafayette down 33rd straight month year-over-year

Source: - Nov 29, 2017

The number of jobs in five of Louisiana’s nine metro areas were higher in October than 12 months earlier and the state had 9,200 more nonfarm jobs than it did a year ago.

There were 1,992,000 nonfarm jobs in the state during October, according to preliminary figures released Tuesday by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. That’s a nearly 0.05 percent increase over the 1,982,800 jobs in October 2016.

While this was the sixth consecutive month of year-over-year job gains for the state, the increase was slower than the national average. There were 1.4 percent more jobs in the U.S. in October than a year earlier, according to figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that have not been seasonally adjusted.


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