While we still have a long way to go, every single parish in Louisiana had more people working and fewer people unemployed in February. Louisiana continues to be somewhat of a bright spot in a bleak national jobs picture, but we understand we are not completely insulated from economic struggles.
Even with our total number of jobs being somewhat stable, the shifting of careers between business categories can result in tense times for our workforce. These are times when people invest in additional education and broaden their resumes with new on-the-job training. It is our hope that when we get to the end of this economic downturn, we will have a stronger and better educated Louisiana workforce, a workforce that will entice more companies to invest here.