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Unemployment rate rising in Louisiana’s big cities

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Unemployment in the Lafayette metro area ticked up .4 points in 2022. The region also saw the sharpest decline in labor force in the state, shedding 1,700 workers.

All of Louisiana’s nine metro areas’ unemployment rates increased from November to December 2022 as well, with the state seeing its rate increase for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: The Advertiser