Lafayette adds 1,200 jobs over 12 months through November

Lafayette added 1,200 jobs in November compared to the year before, boosting employment in the area to 202,900.

Eight of Louisiana’s nine metro areas added jobs over the year in November, with Houma-Thibodaux posting a loss. Overall, the state has gained 20,700 jobs since November 2017, bringing the total number of nonfarm jobs in Louisiana to just over 2 million, according to figures released Thursday by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. The numbers are not seasonally adjusted. This is the 14th consecutive month of year-over-year employment increases for the state.

In Acadiana, mining and logging, which includes the oil and gas sector, dropped by 700 jobs. The region added 1,100 service-providing jobs, while manufacturing added 700 jobs in the goods-producing sector…


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