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BATON ROUGE (KNOE 8 News/Jindal Press Office) – Today, Governor Jindal issued a statement following the release of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Summary, which reported that the number of people employed in Louisiana’s civilian labor force reached another record high. Louisiana’s unemployment rate remains as the best in the 17-state Southern region.

Governor Jindal Stated:

“Today’s job report is further proof that our workforce is expanding and our economy is growing. The fact that Louisiana continues to lead the Southern region with the lowest unemployment rate is a testament to our hard work fighting to make our state the best place in the nation to start a business and raise a family.

“It is amazing to see Louisiana continue to break employment records month after month. By setting another record for the number of people employed in our state in April, along with 43 consecutive months of over-the-year private sector job growth, we know our policies are working and our future is bright."

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