In local news:

Based on figures released this week by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Louisiana’s gross domestic product (GDP) compound annual growth rate from 2016-2018 was 5.1 percent, the 11th highest rate among states. This outpaced the U.S. average of 4.7 percent. When compared to last year’s total GDP figures, Louisiana GDP has increased by $13.98 billion – from $238.1 billion in 2017, to $252.1 in 2018.

Read more from the Louisiana Workforce Commission here.

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