Gov. Edwards’ Statement on Third Consecutive Month of Record-Breaking Low Unemployment

Published 10:42 am Friday, September 16, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statement on Louisiana’s third consecutive month of record-breaking low unemployment rates, the latest at 3.5 percent, and the total number of jobs created since the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. Edwards said:

“We did it again. For the third month in a row, Louisiana has set a record for the lowest unemployment rate in state history. The unemployment rate is now 3.5 percent, we have the lowest number of people unemployed in state history, and we’ve created more than 220,000 jobs since the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. These historic numbers are a testament to the strength of our workforce, businesses, and the bipartisan work we’ve done to invest in growing and diversifying our economy. We still face difficult challenges, but our opportunities are so much greater. I want to encourage the people of Louisiana to reach out to the Louisiana Workforce Commission for assistance in identifying what job opportunities might be available in their communities, and to take advantage of the many workforce training and career certification programs available in our state.”

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