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Tri-Parish jobless rates up

The Tri-Parish workforce numbered 66,652 people in December, down 1,106 or 1.6 percent from the December 2017 count, according to not seasonally adjusted numbers from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
The workforce includes those people employed and those looking for jobs in the state count.
The Tri-Parish December workforce counts are:
— St. Landry Parish, 31,659, down 381 — 1.2 percent — from December 2017.
— Acadia Parish, 23,599, down 121 — 0.5 percent — from December 2017.
— Evangeline Parish, 11,775, down 604 — 4.9 percent — from December 2017.

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.

Tri-Parish workforce count is below a year ago

The Tri-Parish workforce in September declined by 2 percent — 1,287 people — from a year ago, according to Bureau of Labor and Statistics data released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission.
The workforce includes those people employed and looking for jobs.
In September, the workforce in St. Landry, Acadia and Evangeline parishes totaled 63,408, down from 64,695 in September 2017.
St. Landry Parish’s workforce dropped by 262 people from a year ago. In September, the workforce numbered 31,785 people compared to 32,047 in September 2017.

Tri-Parish workforce drops by 344

The Tri-Parish workforce dropped 344 jobs in July from July 2017, according to federal Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission.
There were 69,864 people working or looking for jobs in July in St. Landry, Acadia and Evangeline parishes, down from 70,208 in July 2017.
The job numbers are not adjusted for seasonal factors such as weather and holidays.
The June report also counted a decrease in the Tri-Parish workforce over the year. In June, there were 70,062 people in the workforce, down from 70,780 people a year ago in June.

Jobless rates down

By Harlan Kirgan
Editor
Tri-Parish unemployment rates are down from a year ago, but the workforce is slightly down compared the May 2017 numbers, according to Bureau of Labor and Statistics information on not seasonally adjusted employment rates released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission.
There were 68,787 people working or seeking jobs in St. Landry, Acadia and Evangeline parishes in May, down 0.3 percent from May 2017.
The workforce number includes people working and those looking for a job.

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