A tropical wave is moving from the Caribbean into the Gulf of Mexico. The circulation is over land right now, but it is worth watching as it pushes west. It is not likely anything will develop untilmore>>
Dolly has developed in the southern Gulf of Mexico, but not a threat to the northern Gulf coast.more>>
Event planners seem to no longer be wary of booking in New Orleans during the height of hurricane season. more>>
Event planners seem to no longer be wary of booking in New Orleans during the height of hurricane season. The traditionally slow months are transforming with the return of some big-name conventions. more>>
Labor Day is the official end of the summer season, and it's been known as the last day to wear white.more>>
Labor Day is the official end of the summer season, and it's been known as a stopping point for wearing white.more>>
New Orleans, La.- The New Orleans area economy grew modestly over the first three quarters of 2012 according to a new University of New Orleans Metropolitan Report. The report details substantial job losses in some industries such as construction, manufacturing of transportation equipment and retail trade. But those losses were offset by employment gains in other industries, such as tourism, educational services, and professional and business services.
The report shows that total employment in the NO metropolitan area increased by 0.4 percent, or by approximately 2,000 jobs, during the first three quarters of 2012.
The areas that lost jobs include construction, which saw a decline of 4,000 jobs, manufacturing of transportation equipment which lost 1,500 jobs and retail trade, where 1,000 jobs were lost.
But several areas, including tourism, saw an increase in the number of new jobs. In the area of leisure and hospitality, 3,500 new jobs were created in 2012. More than 2,000 jobs were added to educational services, and another 1,600 positions opened up in the professional and business services.
The unemployment rate in the New Orleans area decreased from 7.5 percent to 6.7 percent at the end of 2011, but increased to 7.4% between the first and third quarter in 2012.
The report, compiled by UNO's Division of Business and Economic Research, is a quarterly publication containing analysis of recent trends and the short term outlook for the New Orleans metro area. The UNO Forecasting Model provides current indicators along with detailed forecasts of economic activity in the New Orleans metropolitan statistical area. The area includes Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist and St. Tammany parishes. To view the full report, visit: http://www.uno.edu/coba/DBER/docs/MetroJan13.pdf
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Labor Day weekend has a special significance for alligator hunters in Mississippi. A few days into the start of this year's hunting season, a record-setting 756-pound gator was caught by Robert Mahaffeymore>>
Labor Day weekend has a special significance for alligator hunters in Mississippi. A few days into the start of this year's hunting season, a record-setting 756-pound gator was caught by Robert Mahaffey of Brandon in the first weekend of the season.more>>
For some, it may be hard to believe that nine years have passed since Hurricane Katrina made landfall and left major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi. Most people will never forget where theymore>>
Friday marks nine years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall, causing major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi.more>>
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Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.more>>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.more>>