Richland Parish’s unemployment rate rose 1.3 percent in June according to the latest figures from the Louisiana Works Commission.
Unemployment in the parish rose from 5.2 percent in May to 6.5 percent in June. It is still lower than the 7.4 percent recorded in June 2018.
This translates to 551 people looking for work in the parish in June, up from 432 in May but down from 637 in June 2018.
Approximately 7,885 people were working in Richland Parish in June, up from 7,835 in May, but down from 7,949 a year ago.