Economist Says NW Louisiana Job Outlook For 2022 Looks Promising

Oct 12, 2021

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NWLA ECONOMIC OUTLOOK -  Like all parts of the country,  Shreveport-Bossier’s economy took a hit from the Covid Pandemic in 2020,  but one state economist says the it has improved by 57%  over last year.  According to the Shreveport-Times,   Dr. Loren Scott,  a  well-known  state  economist  shared  economic outlook  during a seminar held last Friday, at the Port of Caddo-Bossier Regional Commerce Center.  For example,  Scott said  Shreveport-Bossier lost 24,300 jobs in 2020, a year later in July of 2021, it saw an increase of over 10,000 jobs.    Casino/Gaming industry in the Shreveport-Bossier  area lost 2,027 

Dr. Loren Scott, President of Loren C. Scott & Associates, Inc
Credit Courtesy: Loreen C. Scott & Associates, Inc

casino jobs from 2020 to 2021.  While   traditional  industries  such as oil and gas   lost  jobs,   the  employment  outlook  for Shreveport-Bossier is looking better for 2022.   Scott pointed out  that the  new  Amazon  Robotic  Fulfillment  Center  currently  under  construction in Shreveport,  will  add  a  few thousand jobs  in  the  months ahead.