Louisiana picked up 44,900 jobs in the last year, resulting in 12 consecutive months of over-the-year job growth, the Louisiana Workforce Commission announced Friday.

“The numbers show that Louisiana’s employment picture is improving significantly,” LWC Executive Director Curt Eysink said in a statement. “The best information in these numbers lies in what they tell us about trends, and the trends are all very positive for Louisiana.”

The state’s seasonally adjusted civilian labor force — the number of people working or looking for work — stood at 2,038,445 in September, up 6,372 over the month. The number of people employed in September increased 11,802 over the year to 1,897,265.

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6.9 percent in September, the lowest rate since July 2009, the Louisiana Workforce Commission said.