The unemployment rate for Richland Parish rose somewhat in June according to the latest figures released by the Louisiana Works Commission.
The parish unemployment rate for June rose to 7.5 percent from 6.1 percent in May.
This is also higher than the 6.7 percent registered in June 2017.
This means 638 people were looking for work in Richland Parish in June, up from 508 in May and 577 a year ago. In all, 7,856 people were employed in the parish in June, up from 7,929 in May, but down from 8,069 a year ago.