The New York Times picked up this AP story on a study conducted by LSU Economics Professor, Dr. Loren Scott looking at the job forecast for Louisiana over the next year or two. The good news is that the state is expected to add almost 36,000 new jobs over the next two years and they are expecting Monroe to really grow (because of a couple of new food processing plants they are opening there). Around the state things look good too, Baton Rouge is expected to continue to grow and Lafayette, while considered more of a drag on the job rate, is still expected to add a couple of hundred construction jobs. The full story can be found here on nytimes.com.
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