Floyd Dixon, right, and Milton Colbert of the Morgan City government do some measuring as they repair a portion of Brashear Avenue at Second Street, where a water pipe break had to be fixed recently. Across the parish, statistics say, more people are trying to go back to work as the number of jobs rises. (The Daily Review/Bill Decker)

Jobless rate, jobs increase in June

St. Mary Parish’s jobless rate climbed over 1 percentage point in June, but the number of jobs in the parish also increased for the first time since February.

The Rev. Freddie Decal, above, leads the Confraternity of Our Lady of the Star of the Sea in a prayer for protection from hurricanes Sunday night at the statue in the Brashear Avenue median in Morgan City.

From the Editor: Prayers and predictions

“You pray for the hungry,” Pope Francis tells us. “Then you feed them. That is how prayer works.”
Praying for protection against hurricanes works like that, too.



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