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Energy Projects & Homebuilding Fuel Employment Surge in Fastest-Growing Counties

Thanks in large part to the expansion of several large chemical plants, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA, saw an increase of 1,726 electrical contractor employees, through 2Q 2018, the largest annual increase of any county.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes monthly employment reports for Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) that capture employment activity on the metro level, but sometimes it’s interesting to drill down deeper to the county level to get a more precise idea of where the action is.

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