The jobless rate for Richland Parish fell more than half a percent in September.
The Richland Parish unemployment rate fell from 6.9 percent in August to 6.3 percent in September according to figures released by the the Louisiana Works Commission. It was higher than the 5.4 percent registered in September 2017.
That translates into 514 people looking for work in the parish in September, down from 582 in August and up from 450 a year ago.
Currently 7,708 people are working in Richland Parish. That’s down from 7,795 in August and 7,811 a year ago.