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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 declines slightly

The Tri-Parish workforce declined by 0.5 percent in June compared to June 18, according to not seasonally adjusted numbers from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
The June workforce was 69,273, down 383 from the count a year ago.
The workforce count includes both those employed and seeking a job.
The unemployment rates in St. Landry, Acadia and Evangeline parishes rose in June compared to the May rates, but remain below the June 2018 rates.
The Tri-Parish June workforce counts are:
— St. Landry Parish, 32,486, down 303— 0.9 percent — from June 2018.

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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.

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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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