The INDsider - By the Numbers The INDsider - By the Numbers Mon, 17 Jan 22 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[Retail sales fall 9% in January]]> Retail sales fall 9% in January
First month’s sales mark 10th consecutive month in which sales have declined over previous year ......]]>
<![CDATA[Lafayette leads U.S. in job losses]]> Lafayette leads U.S. in job losses
The continuing slump in oil prices — with no signs of a rebound any time soon — has Lafayette’s unemployment rate at 6.8 percent and leading the nation in job losses over the last year ......]]>
<![CDATA[By The Numbers June/July]]> By The Numbers June/July
$17 millionCARBO Ceramics Inc.'s investment in an expansion of its Airport Industrial Park facility in New Iberia, creating 40 new jobs. $17 millionCARBO Ceramics Inc.'s investment in an expansion of its Airport Industrial Park facility in New Iberia ......]]>
<![CDATA[By the Numbers May/June 2011]]> By the Numbers May/June 2011
$22,289Amount Lafayette Consolidated Government paid in October 2005 to tech vendor Mark St. Pierre for four wireless routers that had been donated to the city of New Orleans by a California firm in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. $22,289Amount ......]]>
<![CDATA[By the Numbers April/May 2011]]> By the Numbers April/May 2011
1Youngsville's ranking among the 2011 "Best Places to Live in Louisiana"Population: 6,364Median household income(adjusted for cost of living): $74,809Bachelor's degree or higher(25 years and over): 36.8%Property crime rate per1,000 residents(burglary ......]]>
<![CDATA[By the Numbers]]> By the Numbers
2 trillion - Amount of cubic feet of natural gas produced in Louisiana in 2010. Thanks to the Haynesville Shale in north Louisiana, natural gas production in the state reached its highest levels since 1984. Production in 2010 was 36 percent higher than ......]]>
<![CDATA[By the Numbers December 2010 / January 2011]]> By the Numbers December 2010 / January 2011
By the Numbers December 2010 / January 2011 $300 millionApproximate amount of state funding in 2010 for Louisiana's 10 state-owned, taxpayer funded public hospitals in 64 parishes, in addition to $300 million in federal dollars (which does not include ......]]>
<![CDATA[By the Numbers November/December]]> By the Numbers November/December
34%Increase in Lafayette metro's foreclosure rate in third quarter 2010 vs. third quarter 2009. Lafayette is one of four metros in state to experience a jump; New Orleans was highest, with a 56.4% increase. Baton Rouge had a 29.7% increase and Houma-Thibodaux ......]]>
<![CDATA[By the Numbers October/November 2010]]> By the Numbers October/November 2010
9 Louisiana's ranking for worst drivers, based on an analysis of gas prices, insurance rates, infrastructure and legal climate for drivers; although Louisiana has the nation's sixth-lowest gas prices, its was pulled down by high insurance rates and a ......]]>
<![CDATA[By the Numbers September/October 2010]]> By the Numbers September/October 2010
1Louisiana FastStart's ranking among the country's best workforce programs. Business Facilities magazine called it the "gold standard for workforce training solutions" in its August 2010 issue. Louisiana FastStart provides free customized recruitment ......]]>