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Baton Rouge, state see job gains during October

Baton Rouge added 6,900 jobs in October, but the area’s total employment last month was down 15,800 jobs from the year before, according to...

US jobless claims rise for first time in five weeks

The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose last week to 742,000, the first increase in five weeks and a sign that the resurgent...

2021 Gulf Coast Energy Outlook: Oil production will fall; 2,600 upstream jobs return

Gulf Coast oil production is anticipated to decline each year over the next three years, with futures markets predicting there will be enough supply...

BRAC’s economic indicators show ‘broken-record’ recovery 

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber today released its COVID-19 economic indicator dashboard that examines and assesses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the...

Louisiana task force agrees sales tax collections should be centralized 

A study group the Louisiana Legislature created has agreed that the state’s complex sales tax collection system should be centralized, though details still must...

BRAC to present 2021 Economic Outlook on Dec. 3 

The presentation will offer insights, analysis and a forecast of the Capital Region’s economy for the upcoming year.

Baton Rouge initial unemployment claims spike 30% last week

New unemployment claims in Baton Rouge rose in the first week of November, after sharply dropping at the end of October.  More than 960 initial...

BRAC unveils dates, keynote speaker for virtual economic development summit

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber, in collaboration with the Regional Economic Alliance of Louisiana, will virtually host the fifth annual Statewide Economic Development Summit...

US workers seeking jobless aid dips as COVID-19 cases rise 

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to 709,000, a still-high level but the lowest figure since March and a...

Louisiana economist says rising bankruptcies signal Wall Street disconnect

There’s a serious disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street, says Peter F. Ricchiuti, a business professor at Tulane University, who’s warning against misinterpreting...

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