Louisiana is up 127,400 total jobs from the trough of the pandemic in April 2020 to April 2021.
Louisiana Workforce Commission chief economist Julian Hwang says the heavy hit leisure and hospitality had the biggest gains in employment year to year at 62,400 added jobs.
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The trade sector is up 27,300 jobs year-to-year and education and health are up 19,400.
Child drownings increased by sixty percent in Louisiana last year according to the state health department. State Health Officer Dr. Joe Kanter says when a single person is not assigned to act as a lifeguard at a gathering when children are swimming, and the task falls by the wayside when it’s assumed all adults are watching.
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Kanter recommends checking fences and gates around your pool regularly, have children wear Coast Guard-approved life jackets, and never leave children unattended in any body of water.
According to the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance, the industry reported a historic increase of 24% in 2020.
AAA forecasts a 60-percent increase in the number of Americans traveling this Memorial Day weekend compared to last year’s holiday. Spokesperson Don Redman says the cost of a car rental is higher this year than normal.
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With restrictions loosened riverboat cruises have resumed and tourists heading up the Mississippi River from New Orleans are back to visiting historic sites like Rosedown Plantation on their voyage north.
Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says everyone he has talked to says voyages aboard the boutique luxury paddle wheelers are some of the best cruises they have ever taken.
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This year ships are set to dock in New Orleans, Vacherie, White Castle, Darrow, St. Francisville, and Baton
In 2022 Viking River Cruises will become the third cruise line to offer Mississippi Voyages.