BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's job market continued to chug along in April, as the unemployment rate remained low and employers kept adding to payrolls. The jobless rate was steady for the third month at 4.5 percent, the 10th lowest rate among the states. Louisiana's unemployment rate was 6.4 percent in... more »
Baton Rouge- Louisiana's unemployment rate rose to 5.9 percent in January, and the state was the only one to register a significant loss on a separate survey of payrolls. Newly released numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show Louisiana unemployment rose from 5.6 percent in December, but remained below... more »
Louisiana payrolls rose by 13,000 jobs in November or 0.9 percent, the largest jump in percentage from October levels of any state in the nation.
Payroll employment pushed to an all-time high of 1.96 million in the state, moving beyond the pre-Hurricane Katrina peak of 1.95 million for the first time,... more »