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Number of jobs and employed individuals increase from last month

November 25, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Not seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment gained 4,100 jobs from 1,998,200 in October 2018 to 2,002,300 in October 2019. From September 2019, not seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment …

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Nov. 16

November 22, 2019

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov. 16, 2019 dropped to 2,102 from the previous week’s total of 2,272. For a comparison, during the week ending Nov. 17, 20…

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Baton Rouge metro area sets new employment record for second month in a row

November 20, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Preliminary data released today by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) shows that the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical area (MSA) set a new record high for employment at 414,100…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Nov. 9

November 15, 2019

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov. 9, 2019 rose to 2,272 from the previous week’s total of 1,762. For a comparison, during the week ending Nov. 10, 2018, …

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John Bel Edwards proclaims November 11-17 Registered Apprenticeship Awareness Week

November 12, 2019

BATON ROUGE – This week, Governor John Bel Edwards signed a proclamation declaring November 11-17, 2019, as Registered Apprenticeship Appreciation and Awareness Week in the State of Louisiana. Dating …

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending Nov. 2

November 8, 2019

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov. 2, 2019 dropped to 1,762 from the previous week’s total of 1,867. For a comparison, during the week ending Nov. 3, 2018…

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Louisiana Quarterly Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Increases by $2.67 Billion

November 7, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Based on figures released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Louisiana’s gross domestic product (GDP) of $263.09 billion in the second quarter of 2019 is the highest figure …

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Oct. 26

November 1, 2019

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct. 26, 2019 rose to 1,867 from the previous week’s total of 1,792. For a comparison, during the week ending Oct. 27, 2018,…

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