New Orleans Job Growth on the Rise

The preliminary U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics data announced that New Orleans has seen an increase in jobs added to the Crescent City over the last twelve months. The New Orleans area has added 9,100 jobs with an increase of 1.5%, through October 2019.

New Orleans area was part of five of Louisiana’s nine metro areas that added jobs that were not just pertaining to farming. Among the categories that saw the job growth were professional and business services at 5,500, education and health services at 3,200, 1,800 in the construction industry, leisure and hospitality added 1,700, 400 jobs were added in the other services category while the oil and gas extraction industry saw 300 jobs added this year.

Statewide Louisiana added 4,100 jobs since October 2018 increasing the total to two million. Other areas that saw an increase in jobs this year were Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Hammond, and Lake Charles.

In the state’s capital city there were 4,900 jobs added over the past twelve months which was a 1.19% increase. Among those with the increase were leisure and hospitality with a gain of 2,800, education and health services added 2,100 jobs, trade/transportation/utilities gained 1,000, government added 800, and 500 jobs were added to business and professional services.

The Acadiana region saw an increase of 1,500 jobs over the past year. These were in manufacturing at 600, trade/transportation/utilities also at 600, education and health services ditto at 600, leisure and hospitality gained 400, and government increase by 200.

Other areas with the increase were Hammond at 1,000 jobs and Lake Charles with 200.

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