Richland Parish’s jobless rate climbed half a percent in January according to the latest figures from the Louisiana Workds Commission.
The unemployment rate for the parish rose from 5.3 percent in December 2017 to 5.8 percent in January. Both are significantly lower than the 7.9 percent recorded in January 2017.
That reflect 485 people looking for work in January, up from 442 the month before but down from 657 in January 2017.
In all, 7,846 people were employed in Richland Parish in January, down 27 people from December but up 193 people from a year ago.