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)
 
   July 2019 June 2019 July 2018
Shreveport Bossier MSA 5.5 5.7 5.9
Monroe MSA 5.7 5.8 5.9
Regional Parishes 4.7 - 8.6 4.9 - 8.2 4.9 - 8.9
Louisiana 5.2 5.3 5.7
U.S. 4.0 3.8 4.1
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission, La. Workforce at a Glance, August 23, 2019. 
 
 

Unemployment Rates for 14 Parishes in North Louisiana

(Not Seasonally Adjusted)
 
  July 2019 June 2019 July 2018
Bienville 6.1 6.2 6.5
Bossier 4.7 4.9 4.9
Caddo 5.7 6.0 6.3
Claiborne 5.8 5.8 6.1
De Soto 6.4 6.3 6.5
Jackson 5.2 5.1 5.4
Lincoln 6.1 6.4 6.6
Morehouse 8.6 8.2 8.9
Natchitoches 7.0 6.8 7.2
Ouachita 5.6 5.8 5.9
Red River 5.8 5.5 5.0
Sabine 5.4 5.3 5.9
Union 6.0 6.2 6.4
Webster 6.5 6.8 6.8
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission, La. Workforce at a Glance, August 23, 2019