More have jobs in La., but jobless rate rises
BATON ROUGE - The number of Louisianans with jobs continued to set records in September, but the state's unemployment rate kept rising as new job seekers keep entering the market.
The state's jobless rate rose to 6 percent, up for the fifth straight month. Louisiana's unemployment rate was 5.8 percent in August and 6 percent in September 2013.
The labor force rose by 17,500 people in September, while a thousand more people reported having jobs.
A separate survey shows employer payrolls rose by almost 5,000, again hitting an all-time high.
Both sets of figures - adjusted to cancel out seasonal changes - were released Tuesday by the U.S. Labor Department.
The report found almost 130,000 Louisianans unemployed in September, up from about 123,000 in August and 126,000 in September 2013.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Republic Services to address trash pickup complaints in Wednesday news conference
Many look for alternatives to EBR school cuts
'They don't tell us what's going on;' Disgruntled Republic Services employee voices...
Stroke survivors using art therapy to regain motor skills, ease anxiety
City officials cracking down on unpaid traffic tickets in New Roads
'That's typical LSU;' Tailgating underway ahead of Baton Rouge Super Regional
PREVIEW: Southern breaks down Starkville Regional
LSU softball lands national No. 10 seed
Balancing Football and Track: The story of Kary Vincent Jr.
Sha'Carri Richardson's impressive impact on LSU Track and Field