BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — After nearly three years, Baton Rouge has recovered from all pandemic-era job losses. Baton Rouge Area Chamber says the economy is back up and running.

Jake Polansky, the Economic Policy Research Manager for BRAC, says we are seeing more jobs now than even before the pandemic.

“400 more manufacturing jobs across the capital region than we did in 2020. Other industries like leisure and hospitality have grown a lot by 2,500 jobs. Education and Healthcare have grown more than any sector over the past three years, to the tune of about 4,400 new jobs in that sector alone,” explained Polansky.

However, the next step is filling those jobs. Louisiana still has the lowest unemployment rate at three percent and with more than 27,000 jobs being available and only 12,000 people looking — there is a significant demand for labor right now. Click here if you are looking for a new career.