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US businesses advertise near-record 11 million open jobs

U.S. employers posted 11 million open jobs in October, nearly matching a record high reached in July and a sign that companies were confident enough in the economy to expand.

Capital Region can fully recover by 2023 if enough jobs get filled, BRAC says

Current trends indicate the Capital Region could recover all the jobs lost during the COVID-19 pandemic by 2023 or sooner, Baton Rouge Area Chamber officials say.

How the supply chain crisis got this bad 

Ships stuck at sea, warehouses overflowing, trucks without drivers: The highly intricate and interconnected global supply chain is in upheaval, with little end in sight.

Louisiana’s weekly initial unemployment claims drop 24%

Unemployment claims in Louisiana fell once again last week, right before the holidays and announcement of the recently discovered Omicron variant. 

US jobless claims rise slightly but remain low compared to earlier in pandemic 

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week even though the U.S. job market has been rebounding from last year's coronavirus recession.

BRCC impacts region to the tune of $300M, study finds

Baton Rouge Community College released an economic impact study today detailing the impact the college has on the regional economy.

US jobless claims hit 52-year low after seasonal adjustments

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits plummeted last week to the lowest level in more than half a century, another sign that the U.S. job market is rebounding rapidly from last year’s coronavirus recession.

East Baton Rouge Parish sees job gains, 2.5% wage growth 

From a cursory glance at the latest jobs data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it might appear that East Baton Rouge Parish, while...

Unemployment claims fall closer to pre-pandemic levels  

U.S. jobless claims are gradually drifting down toward pre-pandemic levels as employers avoid layoffs and many workers quit or remain sidelined in a tight...

Cost of living in Baton Rouge rising, behind only NOLA in state

The cost of living has fallen in recent years for most of Louisiana's cities and towns, but the cost in Baton Rouge is the second-highest in the state, behind only New Orleans, according to data from McNeese State University and location comparison website BestPlaces.