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La. job growth largely unchanged in August

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Posted: Sep 21, 2011 12:54 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: job growth, Louisiana, Louisiana Workforce Commission, non-farm jobs, petroleum, construction, manufacturing, government employees, WBRZ

BATON ROUGE, La. - Louisiana's annual job growth was just about unchanged in August.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission says there were 30,300 more non-farm jobs last month than in August 2010.

That's a slight slowdown from the July report, which showed 32,100 more jobs than in July 2010.

The figures are not adjusted for seasonal factors.

Over the year, the goods-producing sector - including petroleum, construction and manufacturing - gained 9,500 jobs, while the service-providing sector added 20,800 jobs.

Government employment continues to shrink in the state.

Louisiana had 6,800 fewer government employees at all levels than a year ago in August.

Private service-providing employment grew by 27,600 jobs.

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