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Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022
Finally, there is a very optimistic forecast for the Shreveport-Bossier City MSA. The COVID-19 shutdown laid a heavy blow on this MSA, causing a loss of 22,600 jobs (-12.6%) overnight. By June 2022, the MSA had recovered 82% of those jobs (much better than the statewide recovery of only 68%).
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021
Unlike the other eight MSAs, a key metric for this MSA is its relatively high dependency on durable goods manufacturing employment, which makes the area much more susceptible to national recessions. Some of the larger durable goods manufacturers are:.
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Monday, Nov. 2, 2020
First, like elsewhere in the economy, many of its sectors were shut down or at significantly reduced operations due to the shelter-in-place orders mandated by the governor. Secondly, job losses were magnified in the MSA by the fact that this is a large gaming market with over 4,800 employees.
Monday, Oct. 7, 2019
The good news is that after about eight years of losses, we see the Shreveport-Bossier MSA on an expansion path over the next two years. The not-so-great news is we see this trend being modest at best. We are projecting the Shreveport-Bossier MSA will add about 300 jobs a year over 2020-21, a growth rate of about 0.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Mark Twain said never to let the truth get in the way of a good story. As someone who deals in the currency of truth – numbers – and who also prides himself on being an above average storyteller, I am happy to report that that there is a good story to tell in North Louisiana, and it’s all about the numbers.

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