Louisiana unemployment

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State’s jobless rate soars to 14.5% in April

Preliminary data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) shows that Louisiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 14.5 percent for April 2020. Louisiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased by 7.8 percentage points from March 2020’s revised seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 6.7 percent. For a comparison, the United States seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is at 14.7 percent.

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October Tri-Parish workforce rises by 203 over October 2018

The Tri-Parish workforce rose by 203 in October compared to October 2018, according to a monthly report from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics released Monday.
The workforce for St. Landry, Acadia and Evangeline parishes in October totaled 67,788, up 0.3% from October 2018.
The workforce count includes both those employed and those seeking a job.
The employment statistics released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission are not adjusted for season factors such as weather and holidays.

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Tri-Parish workforce down 712 workers

The Tri-Parish workforce shed 712 people in the workforce in July compared to July 2018, according to not seasonally adjusted numbers from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics released Friday.
St. Landry, Acadia and Evangeline parishes’ workforce totaled 68,687 in July, down from 69,399 in July 2018.
The workforce count includes both those employed and seeking a job.
The Evangeline Parish workforce dropped by 2% in July compared to a year ago. The July workforce was 11,915, down 245 from July 2018.

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December jobless rate dips from 5% to 4.9%

Data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics shows that seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increased by 21,900 jobs from December 2017 to 1,992,200. This marks the 15th straight over-the-year increase for seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment. From November 2018, seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increased by 700 jobs.

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