Job decline

Job decline
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 5:54pm

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC 33) - Jobs in the Capital City are down for the month of March.

This is according to figures released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission today. This is the largest number of losses for any metro area in the entire state.

New Orleans added 3, 100 nonfarm jobs, while Houma-Thibodaux added 2,800. That is the same number as the Shreveport-Bossier area. Alexandria saw an increase in jobs of 1,000, while Lafayette gained half that many.

Monroe was the only other metropolitan region in the state to lose jobs. Its number decreased by 600.

Overall, Louisiana added 10,300 jobs. That is the sixth straight month the state has posted gains.


 

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