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Unemployment rate drops in Louisiana

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Louisiana's unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest levels in nearly six years in February.

The jobless rate fell to just 4.5%. That number is down almost half a percent overJanuary 2014, and nearly 2% lower than February of 2013.

The number of total unemployed Louisianans fell below 100,000 and also, for the first time since 2008 hitting 95,000 in February.

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