Baton Rouge posted a whopping 4,900-job loss in August, compared to a year ago, according to a report released Wednesday by the Louisiana Workforce Commission.
Most of this downturn — 1,100 jobs — came in the service-providing sectors, the report shows.
Every other metro region in the state reported job gains, the strongest coming from Houma, which showed a 3.3 percent increase in jobs since August 2010. The service-providing sector there picked up 2,400 jobs in the last year, according to the report. Overall, Houma gained 3,100 jobs since August 2010.
New Orleans gained the largest number of jobs — 10,500 — mostly in the service sector.