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Job growth slows a bit in Louisiana

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Posted: Jul 27, 2011 2:43 PM
Updated: Jul 27, 2011 2:43 PM
Source: Associated Press

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BATON ROUGE - Annual job growth in Louisiana slowed a bit in June.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission says there were 11,600 more non-farm jobs last month than in June 2010. In May, the state had 15,000 more non-farm jobs than in May 2010. The figures are not adjusted for seasonal factors.

The largest gainers included private education and health services, with 11,000 more jobs, leisure-hospitality with 7,200 more jobs than a year ago and the manufacturing sector, which has added 5,200 jobs over the past 12 months.

Government employment continues its decline in Louisiana with an overall loss of 14,400 jobs over the past 12 months. The private sector has gained 26,000 jobs over the same time.

June's overall non-farm total was 4,800 jobs less than in May.

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