A new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has found that New Orleans has lost more jobs than any other city in the country over the last year ending July 31st, 2015 – 3,800 in total. These figures were primarily due to the construction industry, which accounted for 2,700 jobs lost. According to an analysis by The Advocate, New Orleans lost 9 percent of its construction jobs, a result of work wrapping up on post-Hurricane Katrina projects, including University Medical Center and Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Additional losses included a 3,100 job decrease in state government; a 1,900 decrease in manufacturing; and a 1,500 decrease in professional and business services. Health and education services added 3,400 jobs; leisure and hospitality had a 1,200-job gain; and trade, transportation and utilities added 1,500 jobs.
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