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Lafayette only Louisiana metro area to lose jobs in July over the year

Posted: 11:40 AM, Sep 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-12 12:40:42-04

The Lafayette region lost 500 jobs in July compared to the year before, the only one of Louisiana’s seven metro areas to see a yearly drop in employment.

The Advocate is reporting the area also lost 800 jobs from June to July, according to figures released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. The numbers were not adjusted for seasonal changes.

Lafayette employed 200,500 nonfarm payrolls in July.

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