A massive flood in New Orleans last month forced newspapers across the city to shut down.
But it didn’t affect the jobs the city’s newspaper delivery workers are working to fill, according to a recent report by the Los Angeles Times.
The jobs in the city are “up 5.71 percent,” according to the Los Angels newspaper.
The Los Angeles paper said it used the city-wide job numbers from the newspaper’s payroll data.
The report also showed that the jobs lost due to the flood are expected to be in addition to the 5.21 percent jobs that are already being created by the closure of newspapers.
In addition to helping newspapers make money, the jobs created in the aftermath of the flood were vital to helping communities recover from Hurricane Katrina, according the Times.
“If the job loss is the only one that has impacted [the newspaper industry], then that’s good for the industry,” said Daniel J. Breslow, the newspaper industry analyst at the New York-based consulting firm IBISWorld.
“That’s what we need.”
A number of other large newspaper companies are in the midst of layoffs.
The Associated Press reports that several of the largest newspapers in the US, including The Wall Street Journal, The Wall, the New England Journal and The New York Post, are cutting jobs.
The AP also reports that The New England Business Journal and the New Jersey Star-Ledger newspapers are planning to lay off more than 1,300 people.
The WallStreet Journal said last week that it was cutting 1,500 jobs.
A number also of smaller papers have laid off staff members.
The Baltimore Sun newspaper reported that it had laid off 3,500 people in the past week.
The New Orleans Advocate newspaper reported on Wednesday that it will lay off 1,000 workers.
The paper said the layoffs would be the largest in the paper’s history.
Other small local papers, including the WVU Observer, The Times-Picayune, The Argus, The Daily Journal and others, have also announced layoffs.