Daily Journal masthead

Consumer and business spending in East Baton Rouge Parish rose by 3.9 percent in November


BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Consumer and business spending in East Baton Rouge Parish rose by 3.9 percent in November. It's the sixth month in a row where economic activity was higher than the year before.

Businesses and consumers spent $686 million in November. That's according to figures released Tuesday by the city-parish Finance Department. That compares with $660 million in November 2014. The figures do not include vehicle sales, which are generally examined separately when looking at spending as an economic indicator.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1PgPktf) spending by category increased across the board. Sale tax collections at food service and drinking establishments increased by 4 percent, while retail sales were up 3.2 percent from November 2014. Manufacturing spending, a traditionally volatile category, was up 2.1 percent.

Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)


Follow Daily Journal:

All content copyright ©2016 Daily Journal, a publication of AIM Media Indiana unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.