LA unemployment rises after seasonal job losses
State labor officials say Louisiana lost 9,900 jobs last month, due mostly to the seasonal layoffs of education employees and the end of work for temporary Census workers.
The Louisiana Workforce Commission says the state - on a non-seasonally adjusted basis - had 20,100 more non-farm jobs last month than in July 2009.
Of the state's eight metropolitan labor markets six showed year-to-year increases. Alexandria and Houma-Thibodaux both had decreases.
On a seasonally adjusted basis, Louisiana's unemployment rate increased in July to 7.2 percent from 7 percent in June.