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  • HUD says less homeless in La., but some disagree

    November 4, 2014 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - According to U.S. Housing and Urban Development the number of homeless people in Louisiana has dramatically decreased. A recent study done by the government, said homelessness in the state has gone down more than 50 percent since 2010. The study also said that currently there are... more »
  • Louisiana tops 2 million employed

    April 18, 2014 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has set another all-time high in March, with more than 2 million people saying they have a job. It's the six month in a row that the state has set a record. The state's unemployment rate for March is 4.5 percent, the same as it... more »
  • Here are the numbers for Friday's $425m Mega Millions drawing

    December 13, 2013 10:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People around the area are checking their tickets, after the numbers were drawn Friday night for the $425 million Mega Millions game. The winning numbers were 19, 24, 26, 27, 70 and Mega Ball was 12. Heavy sales pushed the jackpot from $400 million to $425... more »
  • La. jobless rate flat as payrolls dip slightly

    August 19, 2013 1:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's unemployment rate held steady at 7 percent in July. A separate survey showed state employer payrolls fell slightly for the second straight month. Both sets of figures - adjusted to cancel out normal seasonal changes - were released Monday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.... more »
  • La. weekly initial unemployment claims down

    August 16, 2013 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Aug. 10 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show 2,719 initial claims compared to 2,844 a week earlier. The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 2,806 from... more »
  • La. weekly initial unemployment claims down

    July 29, 2013 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending July 20 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Monday show 3,035 initial claims compared to 3,764 a week earlier. The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 2,978 from... more »
  • Weekly initial unemployment insurance claims up

    July 22, 2013 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending July 13 increased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Monday show 3,764 initial claims compared to 2,084 a week earlier. The four-week moving average of initial claims increased to 2,975 from... more »
  • Jobs added but unemployment rate edges up in La.

    June 21, 2013 4:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's unemployment rate edged up in May to 6.8 percent from 6.4 percent in April, even as the state added 6,100 private sector jobs over the month - and 28,000 over the year. Figures released Friday by state and federal labor officials showed non-farm employment in Louisiana... more »
  • Weekly unemployment insurance claims increase

    June 14, 2013 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending June 8 increased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims increased to 3,755 from the previous week's total of 3,306. For the comparable week a year earlier,... more »
  • Numbers drawn for $360M Powerball jackpot Play Video

    May 15, 2013 10:11 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The winning numbers have been drawn for the $360 million Powerball jackpot. The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night: 2, 11, 26, 34, 41 and a Powerball of 32. The jackpot is considered the third largest in Powerball history and the seventh largest overall. more »
  • Know your numbers to help reduce your risk Play Video

    April 5, 2013 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - "Know Your Numbers" is a battle cry that's recently appeared in the fight against heart disease. Doctors say it's important for people to know their blood pressure, cholesterol, and calcium score. All of them give indicators about the state of your heart, and what needs to... more »
  • Experts back NYC's link of gun laws, lower crime

    January 23, 2013 1:02 PM

    NEW YORK - Mayor Michael Bloomberg is an outspoken advocate for gun control. He touts historic crime lows in New York City as an outcome of strict gun laws that are strictly enforced. And criminologists say for the most part he's right. As proof, they cite the all-time low number... more »
  • US economy adds 155K jobs, rate stays at 7.8 pct.

    January 4, 2013 3:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. job market proved resilient in December despite fears that the economy would tumble over the fiscal cliff. The Labor Department reports employers added 155,000 jobs, roughly matching the solid but unspectacular monthly pace of the past two years. The gains were not enough to reduce unemployment... more »
  • Weekly unemployment insurance claims drop

    January 4, 2013 3:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Dec. 29 fell from the previous week's total, mainly because the Christmas holidays cut a day from the work week. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 2,505 from the... more »
  • Weekly unemployment insurance claims drop

    November 30, 2012 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Nov. 24 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 2,705 from the previous week's total of 2,875. For the comparable week a year earlier,... more »
  • Wednesday's $250 million Powerball numbers

    November 21, 2012 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The winning numbers for Wednesday night's $250 million Powerball jackpot have been picked. They are: 8 18 24 30 39. The sixth and Powerball number is 26. If you win, Uncle Sam takes around $83 million. The odds of winning are about one in 175... more »
  • US employers post fewest jobs in 5 months

    November 6, 2012 12:13 PM

    UNDATED - The Labor Department says the nation's employers posted fewer job openings in September after advertising more in August than first estimated. The report suggests hiring could remain modest in the coming months. September job openings dropped by 100,000 to 3.56 million, the fewest in five months. August's openings... more »
  • Weekly unemployment insurance claims drop

    November 2, 2012 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Oct. 27 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 2,568 from the previous week's total of 2,891. For the comparable week a year earlier,... more »
  • Obama: New jobs growth part of 'real progress'; Romney calls it 'stagnation'

    November 2, 2012 12:22 PM

    HILLIARD, Ohio - President Barack Obama is hailing another month of job growth but declaring "we've got more work to do." Falling just four days before Tuesday's election, the government's latest employment snapshot shows U.S. employers added 171,000 jobs in October. It also shows hiring was stronger in August and... more »
  • Unemployment rates fall in 95 pct. of US cities

    October 30, 2012 4:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - Unemployment rates fell in nearly all large US cities in September from August, a sign that recent jobs gains have been widespread. The Labor Department says rates declined in 355 of the 372 metro areas, the most since April. The report also shows that nearly half of cities... more »
  • Hurricane Sandy could delay October jobs report

    October 29, 2012 1:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hurricane Sandy could complicate Friday's release of the October jobs report, the final snapshot of employment before the presidential election. U.S. Labor Department officials are still hopeful that they can release the report as scheduled. But they acknowledged that the storm could cause a delay. "Our intention is... more »
  • Survey: US businesses added 162K jobs in September

    October 3, 2012 10:29 AM

    WASHINGTON - A private survey shows that U.S. businesses hired fewer workers in September than August, a sign that slow growth may be holding back hiring. Payroll processor ADP says companies added 162,000 jobs last month. That's below August's total of 189,000, which was revised lower. The report only covers... more »
  • Weekly unemployment claims fall

    September 28, 2012 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana fell for the week ending Sept. 22. Figures released Friday show initial claims decreased to 3,294 from the previous week's total of 4,873. The Louisiana Workforce Commission says the declines were spread throughout many industries. The claims were above the... more »
  • Louisiana jobless rate dips as labor force shrinks

    September 21, 2012 10:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Unemployment ticked down in Louisiana in August as some people left the labor force. The state's jobless rate fell to 7.4 percent, down from 7.6 percent in July but above the 7.3 percent unemployment rate of August 2011. Louisiana's jobless rate never rose as high as... more »
  • Isaac causes spike in initial jobless claims

    September 14, 2012 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hurricane Isaac caused a spike in initial claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Sept. 8. Figures released Friday show initial claims increased to 9,023 from 2,345. That's the most initial claims filed in one week since Hurricanes Gustav and Ike impacted Louisiana in... more »
  • West Nile numbers could increase in state

    August 3, 2012 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The latest West Nile Virus numbers come out today, and could follow a recent trend showing an increase in outbreaks around Louisiana. So far in the state there are five human cases of West Nile Virus, 16 of which are the neuroinvasive form of the disease, the... more »
  • Claims for unemployment benefits fall

    July 27, 2012 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - First-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in Louisiana for the week ending July 21 fell from the previous week's total. State labor department figures released Friday show initial claims fell to 3,080 from the previous week's total of 3,675. The figure was lower than it was for... more »
  • Louisiana 1st-time jobless claims decrease

    July 6, 2012 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - First-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in Louisiana for the week ending June 30 decreased from the previous week's total. State labor department figures released Friday show initial claims fell to 3,456 from the previous week's total of 3,633. The figure was lower than it was for... more »
  • Picking the Perfect Bracket a tough Numbers Game

    March 12, 2012 7:45 PM

    A math professor says its not possible to fill out the perfect March Madness brackets because the amount of paper would not fit inside the boundaries of the universe. Stacking the amount of paper it would take to fill in every bracket with every possibility among the 68 teams that... more »
  • Powerball $310 million

    February 9, 2012 10:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS -  No winners in last night's 250 million dollar Powerball lottery. The winning numbers were: 17-28-38-39-51 and the Powerball number was 33. Five players in 5 states came awfully close by matching give of the six winning numbers. Those tickets were sold in Georgia, North... more »
  • More kids skip school shots in 8 states

    November 28, 2011 6:08 PM

    ATLANTA - More parents are opting out of school shots for their kids. An Associated Press analysis found that in eight states more than 1 in 20 public school kindergartners aren't getting all the vaccines required for attendance. That's because more parents are seeking exemptions so their kids can... more »
  • Phone Hacking Scandal has Thousands More Victims

    November 3, 2011 7:34 PM

    Police in London say almost 6-thousand people may have been victims of the phone hacking campaign carried out by the News of the World newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Police revised their number upward from about 4-thousand after new names in material collected from Glenn Mulcaire, the private... more »
  • Early voting showing notable turnout numbers

    October 14, 2011 10:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Secretary of State's Office says early voting for the October 22 election could break a record. With one day left, the office says there are at least 22,000 more ballots turned in, than at this point the last similar election in 2007. East Baton Rouge leads... more »
  • Mosquito numbers up after Tropical Storm Lee

    September 21, 2011 3:03 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Mosquito Control Department is currently battling the largest outbreak of mosquitoes they've seen this year. The outbreak stems from the abundance of rainwater from Tropical Storm Lee. Inspectors are picking up as many as 75 to 100 mosquitoes per minute in many locations... more »
  • Airport numbers up ten percent in 2010

    January 7, 2011 2:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The number of people taking to the skies has increased at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport. More than 64,000 passengers passed through the airport last month, surpassing the December 2009 total by 15 percent. For all of 2010 the airport hosted nearly 800,000 travelers, representing a... more »
  • La. veterans group disbands amid declining numbers

    December 12, 2010 11:56 AM

    METAIRIE, La.- After 28 years, the south Louisiana chapter of the American Ex-Prisoners of Wars has disbanded because of dwindling numbers, a fate faced by several other military fraternities in recent years. Eight men bound by the experience of wartime detention exchanged hugs and handshakes last week in Metairie... more »
  • No big La. winners in Powerball, Lotto or Easy 5

    November 28, 2010 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says none of the tickets sold for the multistate Powerball, Louisiana Lotto or Easy 5 games matched all numbers necessary to win the big prizes. In Saturday's Powerball drawing, players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the... more »
  • Louisiana sees employment jump

    November 23, 2010 4:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - State labor officials say Louisiana's employment growth pace has risen a bit in October as the state recorded 19,200 non-farm jobs more than in October 2009. The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Tuesday that over the past 12 months, 17,900 jobs have been added to the service sector.... more »
  • Jindal adviser calls treasurer's plan unrealistic

    November 17, 2010 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's top financial adviser says a 16-point plan touted by Treasurer John Kennedy as a way to eliminate the state's budget shortfall is unrealistic and based on faulty figures. Kennedy has been traveling the state touting the ideas, which include cutting 5,000 vacant state jobs... more »
  • EBR budget proposal making some do more with less

    November 5, 2010 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The budget outlook for Baton Rouge in 2011 is making some departments do more with less. Mayor-President Kip Holden delivered next year's budget to Metro Council this morning. With it, he delivered news that jobs and services will stay intact, despite operating costs coming in 2.5%... more »
  • State asks colleges to plan for deeper budget cuts

    August 20, 2010 10:37 PM

    College campuses across Louisiana are crunching numbers once again. The state is asking for another set of plans in what it calls a budget exercise if money gets tight. Campus leaders were already in this so-called exercise because the state asked for plans on a smaller cut months ago.... more »
  • Casino revenue numbers lower than last year's

    July 20, 2010 11:49 AM

    Winnings for Louisiana's state-licensed casinos fell 8.3 percent over the past year. State police say that for the fiscal year ending June 30, the 13 riverboat casinos, Harrah's land casino in New Orleans and the four race track casinos took in $2.33 billion. That's down from $2.54 billion for... more »
  • NO airport traffic down in January

    March 12, 2010 5:15 AM

    Despite the Sugar Bowl game and the NFC championship game in New Orleans, traffic at the region's international airport posted a 2.7 percent drop in passenger numbers in January, compared with January 2009. That's according to the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. The airport saw 579,554 passengers in January,... more »
  • Workforce projection numbers out for Louisiana

    September 28, 2009 10:50 AM

    The Louisiana Workforce Commission's projection numbers are out. The Commission shows a major gap for job openings requiring community and technical college training. It says the state needs to focus its attention on improving that area of cooperation between business and education. more »

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