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Louisiana jobless rate rises in 6th straight month

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New Orleans, La. - Louisiana's unemployment rate rose to 7 percent in June, climbing for the sixth straight month as labor figures suggested a pause in economic growth.

A separate survey showed state employer payrolls fell slightly.

Both sets of figures were released Thursday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Louisiana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.8 percent in May and 6.7 percent in June 2012.

The state's labor force was flat, but the number of people who reported having a job fell by 3,600

Louisiana had 146,800 unemployed people in June, up from 143,300 in May, and 139,400 in June 2012.

The state's nonfarm payrolls fell to 1.95 million people in June, down by 3,200 from a post-recession high in May, but up nearly 22,000 from a year ago.

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