LaSalle jobless rate dips during August

The unemployment rate for LaSalle Parish dipped slightly between July and August, going from 5.6 percent in July to 5.1 percent in August.

Only ten parishes statewide had lower jobless figures than LaSalle, and two others tied the parish at 5.1 percent.

The number of people employed in the parish decreased by 129, dropping from 5,839 in July to 5,710 in August, according to figures just released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

A year ago, the jobless rate in the parish stood at 5.0 percent, with 5,809 people employed.



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