Louisiana tops 2 million employed
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has set another all-time high in March, with more than 2 million people saying they have a job.
It's the six month in a row that the state has set a record. The state's unemployment rate for March is 4.5 percent, the same as it was in February. That's the eighth lowest rate in the country.
Payrolls grew in March, but remained below record levels of late 2013. The figures were released Friday by the U.S. Labor Department.
The number of unemployed Louisianans remained below 100,000, falling to 93,500 in March. That's the lowest level since July 2008.