Preliminary data released today by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) shows that the Baton Rouge metropolitan statistical area (MSA) has set another nonfarm employment record at 415,200 jobs for November 2019. The Hammond MSA is also at record nonfarm employment at 46,700 jobs.
Read more from the Louisiana Workforce Commission here.
Gov. John Bel Edwards and Supreme Rice President and CEO Bobby Hanks announced a $20 million expansion of the rice mill’s facilities in Crowley, Louisiana. Supreme Rice is the largest rice-milling operation in Louisiana. According to the press release, with this expansion, the company will retain 150 employees across Louisiana, including 105 at the Crowley site. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the Crowley mill supports an additional 374 indirect jobs, for a total of more than 475 jobs in Acadiana and surrounding areas.