Posted: Sep 21, 2010 9:56 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's unemployment rate rose to
7.6 percent in August from 7.2 percent in July.
The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics says that Louisiana was
one of 27 states that recorded an increase last month, on a
seasonally adjusted basis.
The agency says there were 8,600 more people listed as
unemployed last month in the state, while the civilian labor force
rose by 4,500. There were 1,100 fewer workers on non-farm payrolls.
Louisiana's unemployment rate in August 2009 was 7.3 percent.
The national unemployment rate for August was unchanged from
July at 9.6 percent. That rate was 9.7 percent in August 2009.