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)
 
   January 2020 December 2019 January 2019
Shreveport Bossier MSA 6.0 5.2 5.4
Monroe MSA 6.4 5.6 5.8
Regional Parishes 5.0 - 10.7 4.3 - 9.5 4.5 - 9.3
Louisiana 5.7 4.9 5.2
U.S. 3.8 4.0 4.1
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission, La. Workforce at a Glance, March 16, 2020
 
 

Unemployment Rates for 14 Parishes in North Louisiana

(Not Seasonally Adjusted)
 
  January 2020 December 2019 January 2019
Bienville 6.9 6.3 6.6
Bossier 5.0 4.3 4.5
Caddo 6.2 5.5 5.7
Claiborne 7.1 6.5 5.6
De Soto 7.4 6.4 6.2
Jackson 5.6 4.8 5.1
Lincoln 6.2 5.1 5.8
Morehouse 10.7 9.5 9.3
Natchitoches 7.0 6.3 7.1
Ouachita 6.3 5.5 5.7
Red River 6.5 5.7 5.1
Sabine 6.0 5.2 5.6
Union 7.1 6.0 6.5
Webster 7.3 6.5 6.3
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission, La. Workforce at a Glance, March 16, 2020.