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Louisiana Economic Outlook

The Louisiana Economic Outlook (LEO) provides employment forecasts for Louisiana and the state’s eight metropolitan statistical areas. The LEO is updated annually and released each fall in September or October. Following the publication of each LEO, results are presented throughout the state to provide business leaders with a timely economic outlook for their region. This year’s edition marks the 37th annual publication of the LEO by the Economics & Policy Research Group. 

The 2019-2020 LEO combines econometric models and input from industry contacts compiled by LSU Economics Professor Emeritus Loren Scott, one of the most highly regarded economists in Louisiana. The LEO offers Louisiana’s business leaders the most in-depth assessment available of Louisiana’s economy and the outlook for the coming year.

Check out the Louisiana Economic Outlook and find out what's ahead for the economy of our state in 2019-2020.

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