More folks out of work in SCP - but state figures are downright peachy

Staff Report
May 02, 2007 at 2:17 pm  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

Unemployment edged up in St. Charles Parish in March with state officials reporting a rate of 4.3 percent for the month compared with February’s 4 percent.

Specifically, in March, 854 people were unemployed - in February, 791 were unemployed, that’s a difference of 63 people.

State figures were better. According to the Louisiana Department of Labor, the state gained 66,900 seasonally adjusted non-farm jobs between March 2006 and March 2007, bringing the total number of jobs in the state to 1,904,2000.

Educational and health services contributed the most jobs - a respectable 15,500 - to the annual gain. Industries added 4,900 jobs with the leisure and hospitality sector leading the way with 2,200 jobs.

For more detailed information on current employment data for the state, visit Louisiana Works Web site at www.laworks.




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