Baton Rouge bucks national economic trend

POSTED: Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 7:24am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:58pm

Baton Rouge continues to ride out the economy, better than the rest of the nation.

The capital city is ranked second out of 310 metro areas for job growth.

There has been an increase of 1300 jobs in areas like construction and manufacturing, over the past year.

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber expects continued job growth, even though there have been more unemployment claims.