Report shows 800 new manufacturing jobs in Baton Rouge

According to the latest economic indicators report from the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, jobs in Baton Rouge remain notably off from pre-pandemic numbers, particularly in the construction sector, which remains nearly 15% (6,400 jobs) below its pre-COVID level.

However, there was one particularly notable finding from the latest data in June: The manufacturing industry has added 800 jobs over the last two months, and manufacturing jobs are up 6.8% compared to this time last year. See the report.