Unemployment

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.

Tri-Parish workforce stabilizes; Jobless rates down

The Tri-Parish workforce nearly matched that of a year ago as unemployment rates declined in the latest report from the Louisiana Workforce Commission.
There were 68,332 people either working or searching for jobs in St. Landry, Acadia and Evangeline parishes in February, which was 95 short of the February 2017 workforce.
The workforce includes a count of those employed and seeking employment.
For much of 2017, the Tri-Parish workforce lagged behind the previous year.

Unemployment rate declines for 8th month in a row to 4.6%

Louisiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 4.6 percent in December. This is the eighth consecutive month the unemployment rate has declined. Compared to December 2016, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has decreased 1.4 percentage points. The last time the unemployment rate was lower was in March 2008.

Tri-Parish jobless rates improve from a year ago

Tri-Parish unemployment rates improved in November compared to a year ago, according to a Louisiana Workforce Commission report citing federal Bureau of Labor & Statistics.
The workforce in St. Landry and Acadia parishes remained below those of a year ago in November. Evangeline Parish’s workforce grew 0.8 percent in a November 2017 to November 2016 comparison.
The workforce includes people working and those looking for a job.

Tri-Parish jobless rates decline

Unemployment rates in the Tri-Parish area and for the state improved in October, according to a Louisiana Workforce Commission report citing federal Bureau of Labor & Statistics.
The decline in the workforce, which includes those people who are employed those seeking jobs, softened in October for the total in St. Landry, Acada and Evangeline parishes.
There was a 1.8 percent reduction in the workforce when comparing this October to October 2016. In September, the workforce had declined 2.8 percent from a year ago.

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