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)
 
  May 2020 April 2020 May 2019
Shreveport Bossier MSA 12.6 13.1 4.8
Monroe MSA 10.8 11.7 4.8
Regional Parishes 14.0 - 7.4 14.2 - 7.2 6.9 - 3.9
Louisiana 13.1 14.6 4.3
U.S. 13.0 14.4 3.4
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission, La. Workforce at a Glance, June 26, 2020
 
 

Unemployment Rates for 14 Parishes in North Louisiana

(Not Seasonally Adjusted)
 
  May 2020 April 2020 May 2019
Bienville 10.4 9.6 5.4
Bossier 10.5 11.8 3.9
Caddo 14.0 14.2 4.8
Claiborne 7.6 7.8 4.7
De Soto 9.8 10.6 5.3
Jackson 7.6 7.2 4.1
Lincoln 9.4 9.2 4.8
Morehouse 12.9 12.6 6.9
Natchitoches 9.3 9.7 5.0
Ouachita 11.0 12.0 4.8
Red River 7.6 7.3 4.5
Sabine 7.4 8.0 4.6
Union 9.3 9.5 5.2
Webster 11.2 11.8 5.5
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission, La. Workforce at a Glance, June 26, 2020