Louisiana's unemployment rate ticked up in January, with jobless numbers rising because more people joined the labor force than found jobs.Might want to think about changing that. Perpetual Entrepreneur Week doesn't seem to be working.
The jobless rate rose to 5.9 percent from 5.8 percent in December, but stayed below the 6.9 percent rate of January 2015.
A separate survey showed payrolls rose slightly in January from December, but are more than 15,000 below year-ago levels, warning Louisiana's economy may be shrinking. Mining employment has fallen by 12,000 over the year.
The unemployment rate was eighth-worst among states, remaining above the nation's 4.9 percent rate.
Monday, March 14, 2016
Bucking the trend
Louisiana's economy is structured in such a way, that we almost have to rout for disasters and/or energy crises to happen. Otherwise it's a dismal state of affairs.