A federal ranking by state rates Louisiana second best in the nation for new jobs created over a five-year period. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis says the number of jobs in our state rose by 56,000
between June 2006 and last month. LSU economist Dr. Loren Scott says our state weathered the recession better than most. The report shows that only Texas added more non-farm jobs than Louisiana
during that 5-year span. Dr. Scott says post-Katrina/Rita rebuilding accounts for a large number of those jobs. 

Scott says the jobs outlook for Louisiana's future is good. He says the Department of Economic Development has done a good job of enticing businesses to locate here, or expand their current operations.