Saturday, July 25, 2009

Employment Briefs: Jobless Rates, State Hiring Freeze

The Daily Advertiser reports that the Lafayette jobless rate climbed to 6.3% in June, up from 5% in May. The rise was primarily attributed to the drop in teaching jobs at the end of the semester. The June '08 jobless rate was 3.9%

[[update: has a comparison list of job figures of cities throughout the state]]

Also in the news, in an effort to try and bring the budget in line, Governor Bobby Jindal has instituted a hiring freeze on approximately 450 state vacancies. The Advocate has a full story.

Photo by Daquella manera

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