Catch Morris Miller's lecture, “Rackspace to Robots - The Adventure of an Entrepreneur-Investor,” Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Lafayette.
The ends of the runways at Lafayette Regional Airport have been re-engineered for safety.
The increase, reported Friday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, contrasts with a separate survey showing employer payrolls rose in Louisiana.
The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims increased to 2,620 from the previous week's total of 2.444.
Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, California and Colorado each gained two rigs while Louisiana and Pennsylvania were up one apiece.
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