Lafayette Unemployment Falls Slightly - KLFY News 10

Lafayette Unemployment Falls Slightly


Unemployment is down in Lafayette. That's according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

The job market made gains from July to August.  Last month, unemployment was at 5%. down from 5.5%.  Statewide, unemployment fell to 7.3%.  The agency tracked drops in all 8 metro areas in the state.

But the number of large companies looking to add jobs dropped and that's according to the CEO's themselves. A survey shows that only 29-percent plan to increase hiring over the next six months. That's down from 36% in June. CEO's say they're worried about budget cuts and tax increases planned for next year.

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