Unemployment Rates

Unemployment Rates 

Unemployment rates vary significantly in urbanized metropolitan statiscal areas and rural parishes in North Louisiana.  
 

Comparisons of Unemployment Rates 

(Not Seasonally Adjusted)
  September 2020 August 2020 September 2019
Shreveport Bossier MSA 7.7 7.8 5.3
Monroe MSA 6.8 6.8 5.5
Regional Parishes 5.0 - 9.7 5.0 - 9.6 4.5 - 8.0
Louisiana 8.2 8.0 5.0
U.S. 7.7 8.5 3.3
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission, La. Workforce at a Glance, October 26, 2020
 
 

Unemployment Rates for 14 Parishes in North Louisiana

(Not Seasonally Adjusted)
  September 2020 August 2020 September 2019
Bienville 8.1 7.9 5.9
Bossier 5.8 5.9 4.5
Caddo 8.8 8.9 5.5
Claiborne 6.5 6.3 5.8
De Soto 6.9 7.0 6.4
Jackson 5.0 5.0 4.8
Lincoln 6.0 6.2 5.8
Morehouse 9.7 9.6 8.0
Natchitoches 7.2 7.2 6.2
Ouachita 6.8 6.9 5.4
Red River 6.1 6.1 5.2
Sabine 5.5 5.6 5.3
Union 6.8 6.7 5.7
Webster 7.6 7.6 6.2
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission, La. Workforce at a Glance, October 26, 2020