Parish unemployment rate steady
posted Thursday, September 27th, 2012 @ 12:00 pm
Unemployment rates in Ouachita Parish remain relatively stable, in spite of continued concerns about a slowing economic recovery.
Louisiana Workforce Commission reported the parish's unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in August. That's essentially unchanged from a year ago, when 8 percent of the parish workforce was job hunting.
Statewide, the employment picture continued to outpace national trends.