Baton Rouge Area Sees Spike In April Spending

US capital cities on map series: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, LA

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Residents in the capital area are spending more money as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Finance Department released figures Wednesday revealing that nearly $923 million was spent in the parish in April.

According to reports, that's a 42 percent increase in spending compared to the same time last year amid the shutdown. Compared to 2019, figures were up 16 percent.

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