LOUISIANA (NBC33) — A new report shows more companies across Louisiana are hiring.
According to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, unemployment in Baton Rouge is at 7.2 percent, which is down from 8 percent in July.
Unemployment is down 0.5 percent in Lafayette, where the rate sits at 5 percent.
The rate is also down in New Orleans as well, sitting at 7.5 percent.
Officials call the trends quote encouraging.