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State's unemployment rate up again

State job rate  (Source: WAFB) State job rate (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The state's jobless rate ticked up for the third straight month-despite adding nearly 8,00 workers to payrolls.  

The latest numbers show unemployment at 5.4 percent for July. It was five percent in June—though still below the national rate of 6.2.

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