Date:April 26, 2011
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Correction to March Seasonally Adjusted Jobs Report

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) today corrected its seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs report for March after a tabulation error was discovered.

Corrected results of a survey of Louisiana employers by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates there were 1,886,400 nonfarm jobs in the state in March, an over-the-year gain of 4,400 jobs from March 2010 but a decrease of 5,900 from February.

The revised report shows an over-the-year increase of 15,200 private sector jobs while the number of government jobs decreased by 10,800 from last year. Updated industry sectors totals: education and health services, 277,700 jobs, up 8,000 from March 2010; leisure and hospitality services, 199,200 jobs, up 5,600 over the year; information, 28,000, up 3,700; trade, transportation, and utilities, 364,700, up 1,200; mining and logging, 51,800, up 600 jobs; and professional and business services, 190,400, up 400. Over-the-year decreases were reported in construction, 120,100, down 3,200; manufacturing, 137,400, down 700 from March 2010; financial activities, 92,100, down 300; and other services, 65,400, down 100.

Previously reported information on the state’s unemployment rate, civilian labor force, and unadjusted numbers are unchanged.

The corrected March 2011 employment data will be available on the LWC website,

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