Good morning everyone! Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we're working on today for 7News@Noon.
The government's May jobs report is worst than what economists were expecting. Only 69 thousand jobs were created last month. At noon we'll take a look at what these national numbers mean, and then later today, a look at the jobs situation in the lake area.
While low numbers are bad when it comes to employment, low numbers are good when it comes to another statistic. The Louisiana Department of Education reports the state's annual dropout rate has fallen for three years in a row.
Also today, teens behind the wheel can be scary since they're so inexperienced. Accidents involving teenagers are very common so many are wondering if stricter driving laws can really make a difference. At noon, we'll take a look at what's being done.
Plus a moving story that touches on the circle of life. It's a close-up look at how life can begin at the same time that a life is lost. We'll show you how the sudden death of a small boy brings a new chance of life for three separate people.
Speaking of kids and the challenges they and their families face, this Saturday KPLC will air the annual Children's Miracle Network telethon. You can learn more about it – including the story of a local family helped by this program HERE.
As far as the weather is concerned, Ben says the rains have ended and the sun is back….and wait for it – it's less humid! You can thank the northerly winds for that, but what about our weekend? Ben is working out the details of his local forecast right now. In the meantime, this is the first day of Hurricane Season – do you have your safety checklist ready? You can check out all things weather HERE.
Remember, you can always catch the latest news, weather and more weekdays at noon on kplctv.com and KPLC.