Louisiana’s unemployment rate continues to fall

Seasonally adjusted data released by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) indicates that the Louisiana unemployment rate continued its decrease, down to 5.3 percent for July.
The last time the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.3 percent was September of 2008. Additionally, the over-the-year seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased by 0.9 percentage points from July 2016. The over-the-year drop is the largest since May 2014. The over the month rate declined by 0.1 percent from the June revised* unemployment rate of 5.4.

From The Eunice News files

The following are from the August 1994 files of The Eunice News.
Eunice Mayor Curtis Joubert reported that a delegation of musicians and others had a fantastic reception during a trip to Britain. Those mentioned in a photo layout were Paul and Liz Potier, Barry Ancelet, Pris Fontenot, Tee Leger, Marc Savoy and Ann Savoy.
Members of the Eunice High School cheerleaders for 1994-1995 included Natasha Stevens, Carin Williams, Robyn Miller, Laura Langley, Brandy Sam, Skylar Savoy, Kim Fontenot, Holly Fontenot, Brooke Dodd and Ashley Fruge.

People watch a partial eclipse in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on March 20, 2015.
Credits: Robin Cordiner. NASA photo.

Arboretum to hold eclipse event

Weather permitting; the Louisiana State Arboretum will hold an eclipse viewing of the Great American Eclipse on Monday.
Viewing of the eclipse will take place from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the nature center.
Staff will provide information on eclipses along with games and crafts. Groups are encouraged to contact the park, in advance, to plan their visit during the eclipse.

Deadline set to claim tax refunds

Millions of dollars in state income tax refunds will become unclaimed property if taxpayers don’t claim them by Sept. 6.
The Louisiana Department of Revenue sent letters to 9,500 taxpayers advising them to claim the refunds before they are transferred by law to the Unclaimed Property Division of the state treasurer’s office. The letters are dated July 21.
The total amount of unclaimed refunds involved is $8.6 million. It includes refunds issued on or before June 30, 2016.


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