An all-time high 2-million people working in Louisiana
Posted on 4/18/2014 12:02:00 PM.
For the first time in the state's history, there are two million people employed in Louisiana. That's based on data released today by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Louisiana Workforce Commission spokesperson Tom Guarisco says there's 35-thousand more people working in this state, compared to this time last year.
"Our private sector has been adding jobs for 42 straight months now," Guarisco said. 
In a statement, Governor Bobby Jindal said surpassing two million working Louisianians is proof that overhauling the ethics code, revamping the workforce training system and cutting taxes is paying off.
The state's unemployment rate is 4.5 percent. Guarisco says that's the best unemployment rate in the south.
"That tells us there's a good flow of people from the unemployment roles to jobs."
Leisure and hospitality had the biggest job gain of all sectors, adding 84-hundred jobs, followed by construction and education and health services. Guarisco says the number of employed should continue to grow in Louisiana. 
"We need 80,000 additional workers through 2016 to support all of the major industrial projects that have already been announced."

Louisiana Workforce Commission, 2-million jobs, Bobby Jindal, Tom Guarisco

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