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Tri-Parish workforce shrinks 4.9% from a year ago

The Tri-Parish workforce in June was down 4.9% compared to a year ago even as coronavirus-battered unemployment numbers improved from May.
The total workforce in June was 65,577, down 3,346 from the June 2019 workforce, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission.
The total workforce counts the employed and those looking for a job.
Evangeline Parish’s June workforce was 11,312, down 7.5% from the June 2019 workforce.
St. Landry Parish’s workforce numbered 31,046 in June, down 4..6% from June 2019.
Acadia Parish’s June workforce was 23,219, down 3.9% from the June 2019 workforce.
The employment numbers released Friday are not seasonally adjusted. Not seasonal employment numbers do not take into factors such as holidays, school and weather.
June employment numbers improved from May, but were up from a year ago.
In Evangeline Parish, the June unemployment rate was 9.9%, down from 12.4% in May and up from 6.9% in June 2019.
In St. Landry Parish, the June jobless rate was 10.4%, down from 13.6% in May and up from 7.1% in June 2019.
In Acadia Parish, the June unemployment rate was 8.8%, down from 11.5% in May and up from 6.1% in June 2019.
Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 10.5%; down 3.4% points from May 2020’s revised not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 13.9%.
The number of not seasonally adjusted employed individuals increased by 66,349 from 1,743,630 in May 2020 to 1,809,979 in June 2020. When compared to June 2019, the number of seasonally adjusted employed individuals decreased 189,227.
The number of not seasonally adjusted unemployed individuals decreased 70,830 from 282,453 in May 2020 to 211,623 in June 2020. When compared to June 2019, the number of not seasonally adjusted unemployed individuals increased by 94,031.
Not seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increased by 50,700 jobs from 1,764,100 in May 2020 to 1,814,800 in June 2020. When compared to June 2019, not seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment decreased by 172,800 jobs.
Not seasonally adjusted private sector employment increased by 56,500 jobs from 1,444,000 in May 2020 to 1,500,500 in June 2020. When compared to June 2019, not seasonally adjusted private sector employment decreased by 160,000 jobs.
Not seasonally adjusted June 2020 unemployment rates for Louisiana’s nine Metropolitan Statistical Areas are as follows:
— Alexandria: 7.6%, up from 5.9% in June 2019, but down from 9.9% from May.
— Baton Rouge: 9.6%, up from 5.1% in June 2019, but down from 12.6% from May.
— Hammond: 12.7%, up from 6.5% in June 2019, but down from 17.1% from May.
— Houma: 8.8%, up from 5.3% in June 2019, but down from 11.6% from May.
— Lafayette: 9.2%, up from 5.4% in June 2019, but down from 12.4% from May.
— Lake Charles: 10%, up from 4.6% in June 2019, but down from 14% from May.
— Monroe: 8.9%, up from 6.1% in June 2019, but down from 11.5% from May.
— New Orleans: 12.9%, up from 5.2% in June 2019, but down from 17.4% from May.
— Shreveport: 9.9%, up from 5.9% in June 2019, but down from 13.3% from May.
The United States unemployment rate was 11.2% in June, down from 13% in May and up from 3.8% in June 2019.

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