Some parts of Louisiana are booming, but others are still struggling and Shreveport is among the latter.

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The Baton Rouge metro area is setting employment records. The city has had 4 straight months of record setting job growth. The Capitol City has added 7,400 jobs since December 2018 and 1,800 jobs from November 2019.

But the news is not good in Shreveport. Our community lost 2,800 jobs from December 2018 and we lost 2,100 jobs from November 2019.

Statewide, we have added 9,000 jobs over the past year. We had 1,982,200 jobs in December 2018 to 1,991,200 jobs in December 2019.

“Louisiana continues to place workers into new careers with two metros once again at record highs, and private employment adding jobs over the year for 22 straight months,” said Louisiana Workforce Commission Secretary Ava Dejoie. “As we begin a new year, the LWC will continuously work with job-seekers to put people to work.”

Industries with the biggest gains:

• Leisure and Hospitality gained 4,600 jobs from December 2018 and 1,200 jobs from November 2019. Leisure and Hospitality is at an employment high at 241,800 jobs.

• Manufacturing gained 5,000 jobs from December 2018 and 600 jobs from November 2019.

• Mining and Logging gained 1,400 jobs from December 2018 and 900 jobs from November 2019.

• Other Services, which includes industries engaged in activities such as equipment-and-machinery repair services, gained 900 jobs from December 2018 and 100 jobs from November 2019.

Here's how other cities in the state performed:

• Alexandria remained unchanged from December 2018, but lost 100 jobs from November 2019.

• Baton Rouge gained 7,400 jobs from December 2018 and 1,800 jobs from November 2019. The Baton Rouge MSA is at an employment record at 417,200 jobs. This is the fourth consecutive month the Baton Rouge MSA has set a record for its employment.

• Hammond gained 900 jobs from December 2018, but remained unchanged from November 2019. The Hammond MSA maintained its nonfarm employment record of 46,700 jobs.

• Houma lost 1,200 jobs from December 2018, but remained unchanged from November 2019.

• Lafayette gained 900 jobs from December 2018 and 700 jobs from November 2019.

• Lake Charles lost 800 jobs from December 2018 and 600 jobs from November 2019.

• Monroe lost 600 jobs from December 2018, but gained 100 jobs from November 2019.

• New Orleans gained 11,300 jobs from December 2018, but lost 700 jobs from November 2019.