The rankings emphasize the robustness of a region's employment growth based on the
Bureau of Labor Statistics reports of monthly employment data for MSAs. The ranking is based on three-month rolling averages of the bureau's "state and area" unadjusted employment data reported from
November 1996 to January 2008, according to the Web site.
The data reflect the North American Industry Classification System
categories, including total nonfarm employment, manufacturing,
financial services, business and professional services, educational and
health services, information, retail and wholesale trade,
transportation and utilities, leisure and hospitality and government.
In the medium market rankings, Baton Rouge is 15, and Shreveport/Bossier City is 22. In the small cities list, Houma-Thibodaux is 22.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.