Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted civilian labor force, or the number of people who are employed in addition to those looking for work increased by 67,861 from 2,038,615 in July 2020 to 2,106,476 in August 2020. It is the most recent monthly employment data available. Since July 2020, the number of seasonally adjusted employed individuals increased by 120,556 from 1,822,773 to 1,943,329 in August 2020. Since July 2020, seasonally adjusted private sector employment increased by 13,700 jobs from 1,508,200 to 1,521,900 in August 2020. President Trump signaled during a press briefing on Wednesday that he has made up his mind about whom he will nominate for the U.S. Supreme Court, offering the clearest indication yet that he will opt for conservative Amy Coney Barrett. Meanwhile, local government shed 5,300 jobs over the year. Andy Beshear condemned "systemic racism" in the United States after a grand jury indicted an officer involved in the raid of Breonna Taylor's home. • New Orleans gained 3,000 jobs from July 2020, but lost 66,400 jobs from August 2019. Democrats had big hopes for Texas, but the party's Senate candidate lags behind longtime Republican incumbent John Cornyn six weeks before Election Day. The Louisiana Workforce Commission primarily uses seasonally adjusted data because it provides a more useful and telling picture of Louisiana’s jobs and employment situation. Louisiana Unemployment Rate is at 9.40%, compared to 9.50% last month and 4.70% last year. CEOs said they worry that economic recovery will stall if Washington fails to approve another relief package, hours before stocks accelerated losses through the end of the day. “Still, over 70,000 jobs are available to apply for on our Helping Individuals Reach Employment (HiRE) site that encompass all of Louisiana. Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August 2020 decreased to 8.1 percent; down 1.9 percentage points from July 2020’s revised not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 10.0 percent. Jobs and employment trends data are often difficult to understand because there are two different ways to look at the data, seasonally or non-seasonally adjusted data. In early September, the state entered Phase 3, the most open the state has been for capacity of customers and employees indoors since March. Seasonally Adjusted vs. Not Seasonally Adjusted Data. Compared to August 2019, the number of seasonally adjusted employed individuals decreased by 49,307. From August 2019, the seasonally adjusted civilian labor force increased by 8,975. Louisiana's nonfarm employment fell by 133,900 jobs, or 6.7%, over the 12 months through August. He said it has been incredibly frustrating trying to get unemployment. • Monroe gained 900 jobs from July 2020 and 500 jobs from August 2019. All 50 states and the District had jobless rate increases from a year earlier. When compared to August 2019, the number of not seasonally adjusted unemployed individuals increased by 57,353. Over the course of a year, the labor force size, available jobs and employment rates undergo predictable fluctuations due to seasonal changes in weather, harvests, major holidays, and school schedules. The same report indicates the state’s unemployment rate fell from 9.4 percent to 7.6 percent from July to August. When compared to August 2019, Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted civilian labor force increased by 9,270. From August 2019, seasonally adjusted private sector employment decreased by 131,900 jobs. • Baton Rouge gained 10,000 jobs from July 2020, but lost 20,600 jobs from August 2019. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.0 percentage points lower than the Louisiana rate. Louisiana employers are hiring.”. When compared to August 2019, the number of seasonally adjusted employed individuals decreased by 48,083. Since July 2020, not seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increased by 23,100 jobs from 1,822,300 to 1,845,400 in August 2020. The numbers are not seasonally adjusted. “Recovery remains paramount, however, compared to where we were since the pandemic began in April, Louisiana job numbers continue to move in the right direction,” said LWC Secretary Ava Dejoie.