Census Bureau: Louisiana 1 Of 8 States With Declining Population
Louisiana is one of eight states that saw a population drop from last year. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, between July 2016 and July 2017, the state’s population decreased by just over 1,800. About 27,000 relocated to other states. Demographer Greg Rigamer says a lot of the decrease has to do with the current job market.
"It's about rural Louisiana. People are really hurting. They don't have jobs. Those who have jobs are not being paid what their counterparts are in other states."