The unemployment rate for Richland Parish fell from 5.8 percent to 5.6 percent in February according to the latest figures from the Louisiana Works Commission.
The rate is down from 6.8 percent in February 2017.
This translates into 468 people looking for work in Richland Parish in February, which is down from 485 in January and 561 a year ago.
Currently, Richland Parish’s labor force is 7,923 people, up from 7,843 in January and 7,687 in February.
Jefferson Davis and LaSalle parishes tied at 3.8 percent for the state’s lowest unemployment.