Gov. Edwards Announces Record Low Unemployment Rate

Published 1:58 pm Friday, August 19, 2022

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BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statement on Louisiana setting another record low unemployment rate of 3.6 percent.

Gov. Edwards said:

“I am very happy to announce that Louisiana has set another record-low for unemployment. The unemployment rate is now 3.6%, breaking last month’s record of 3.8%. While we still face many challenges, more of our people are working than ever before. I want to remind Louisianans that this is a great opportunity to take advantage of our state’s nation-leading workforce training programs. A great way to fight inflation and high energy costs is to give yourself the skills and qualifications needed to get a high-paying job. The Louisiana Workforce Commission and our four and two-year higher education institutions are here to help.”

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