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Tri-Parish job situation remains down

Tri-Parish unemployment rates are up from a year ago and the workforce remains below the 2017 number in November, according to Bureau of Labor and Statistics data released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission.
There were 67,171 people in the workforce in November, down 1.4 percent from the November 2017 total of 68,157.
The workforce includes those people employed and those looking for jobs in the state count.
The Tri-Parish November workforce counts are:
— St. Landry Parish, 31,599, down 210 people — 0.7 percent — from November 2017.

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Jobless rate improves from a year ago

June unemployment rates in the Tri-Parish area improved from a year ago, but the workforce has yet to catch up to the 2016 numbers, according to Bureau of Labor and Statistics data released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission.
The combined workforce for St. Landry, Acadia and Evangeline parish was 69,690 in June, down 2.9 percent from June 2016’s 71,789.
The workforce is the combination of those working and those seeking jobs.
The statistics released Friday are not adjusted for seasonal factors such as weather and holidays.

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Jobless rates, work force down

Tri-Parish unemployment rates are down in February compared to a year ago, but the work force is also down, according to Bureau of Labor and Statistics data released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission.
The work force in St. Landry, Acadia and Evangeline parishes dropped 1,846 people or 2.9 percent in February compared February 2016. The combined work force was 63,018 in February, down from 64,864 a year ago.
The February Louisiana unemployment rate was 5.4 percent down from 5.8 percent in February 2016.
The numbers are not seasonally adjusted.

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Tri-Parish jobs end year on down note

The Tri-Parish job picture ended on a down note at the end of year, according to not-seasonally-adjusted data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday.
Unemployment rates were up in St. Landry, Acadia and Evangeline parishes in December compared to December 2015.
The number of people with jobs in the Tri-Parish area declined 5.5 percent, according to statistics. In December, the three parishes tallied 63,572 people working, down 3,718 from the 67,290 people working in December 2015.

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