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Residents in East Carroll talk unemployment

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- 1.3 million are reported to have lost long term unemployment benefits on December 28.

For many in Lake Providence in East Carroll Parish that means a lot of people will be left with out a source of income.

State unemployment numbers were released in November and showed the state to have a decrease of .2%.

Out of 64 parishes, only 3 had an increase or showed no improvement. West Carroll and Grant Parishes had the increases in unemployment. Franklin Parish however, didn't have any changes in their numbers.

East Carroll is said to be amongst the poorest parishes in America and leads the state with a 12.9% unemployment rate. 


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