BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — In its monthly economic data analysis, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) shared data showing nearly 9,000 people moved to the region from other parishes.
Data released said approximately 8,858 people moved to the Capital Region in 2021, marking the third consecutive year of positive net migration. “Newly released data show strong net in-migration, with nearly 9,000 more people moving to the region than leaving. This equates to 25 new residents moving to the Capital Region every day,” said Andrew Fitzgerald, senior vice president of business intelligence for BRAC. “East Baton Rouge was a major part of this in-migration, with a net number north of 8,000 residents. As the labor market remains tight, and the competition for talent remains fierce, continuing to be a top destination for movers is key.”
Fitzgerald said an in-depth breakdown of this data will be released on Dec. 6.
BRAC’s goals in its BRING IT! strategy aims to bolster the talent pipeline, diversify the industry base and job opportunities, create a more inclusive economy, and enhance the Capital Region’s livability.
In its economic analysis, the organization added that Baton Rouge has added 6,800 in the last three months and the unemployment rate fell to 3.2% in November.