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Louisiana and Shreveport-Bossier Unemployment Down in November 2013

The jobs picture is looking slightly better in Shreveport-Bossier and across Louisiana compared to last month, but still not as well as compared to last year.

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Job Fair Held For Education Positions
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US Adds 204K Jobs, Unemployment Rises to 7.3 Percent

U.S. employers added 204,000 jobs in October, an unexpected burst of hiring during a month in which the federal government was partially shut down for 16 days.

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US Unemployment Benefit Applications Fall to 336K

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 336,000 last week, bringing applications to pre-recession levels.

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Seattle Mayor Would Support Minimum Wage Above $15

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn says he would support a minimum wage above $15 an hour.

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University Health
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Biomedical Research Foundation Takes Over LSU Health Shreveport

Today is October 1st and today is the first day of Biomedical Research Foundation's operation of LSU Health Shreveport under a new name, University Health.

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Annual Business Expo and Career Fair Set for Tomorrow

Hundreds of visitors from all over Shreveport-Bossier and the Ark-La-Tex are expected tomorrow for the 2013 Southern Hills Business Association Business Expo and Career Fair.

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Benteler Steel/Tube Breaks Ground for Shreveport Plant

Benteler Steel/Tube has officially broken ground on the first phase of its $975-million project at the Port of Shreveport/Bossier. Governor Jindal joined other state and local officials as well as Benteler executives for the ceremonial dirt-turning.

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Louisiana Workers Most Engaged in the Nation

A recent 2013 Gallup Report, "State of the American Workplace," shows that Louisiana workers are the most engaged in the nation. What's that mean?

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Fast Food Workers Want A Pay Hike And To Join Unions

Thousands of fast food workers across the country will be going on strike in an effort to boost their wages and be allowed to join unions.

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July jobs report
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Economy Adds 162,000 Jobs in July, Unemployment Rate Dips to 7.4%

The Labor Department's monthly jobs survey had some mixed results for July. The economy added 162,000 new jobs, a bit below expectations, and the unemployment rate ticked down slightly, from 7.6 percent to 7.4.

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