Jobless rate up
The unemployment rate in Lincoln Parish has increased from almost 8 percent in May to almost 10 percent in June, according to statistics that the Louisiana Workforce Commission released last week.
Exactly 7.8 percent of Lincoln Parish residents were unemployed in May. That percentage increased to 9.9 percent in June, according to the LWC.
The LWC counted exactly 1,961 Lincoln Parish residents as unemployed in June. Exactly 17,849 Lincoln Parish residents were employed last month, according to LWC numbers.