Lafayette Unemployment Falls Slightly - KLFY News 10

Lafayette Unemployment Falls Slightly

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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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