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Jun 24, 2010 4:53 PM

More jobs in La. amid warning of oil spill hit

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Louisiana gained 10,300 non-farm jobs from April to May though state officials warn the impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill hasn't yet hit.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Thursday that the state on a non-seasonally adjusted basis still had 9,900 fewer jobs last month than in May 2009.

All metropolitan areas added jobs from April to May.

However commission executive director Curt Eysink says the latest count was based on reports taken around May 12 and it's not yet known how many jobs the oil spill has affected since then.

The BP-operated rig Deepwater Horizon exploded April 20 and sank two days later, leading to the oil spill.


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