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Houma-Thibodaux jobless rate drops as more leave workforce

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Houma-Thibodaux gained 300 jobs last month but lost 1,700 since last October amid a lingering offshore oil bust, new figures show.

The report, released today by the Louisiana Workforce Commission, reflects the first job gains since June.

The metro area, comprised of Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes, posted a 4.5 percent unemployment rate in October, down from 5.5 percent in September and 6.6 percent a year ago…

 

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