Louisiana unemployment rate lower than national average

Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 12:15 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (KPLC) - The State of Louisiana has announced that its unemployment rate is now lower than the national average, according to the Governor’s Office.

Louisiana has set a record for the lowest unemployment rate in state history for three months in a row and is currently sitting at 3.5%. This is below the U.S. average of 3.7%.

Gov. John Bel Edwards says more than 220,000 jobs have been created in the state since the height of the COVID pandemic.