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 2020 June 2020 July 2019
Shreveport Bossier MSA 9.4 9.8 5.7
Monroe MSA 8.3 8.5 5.9
Regional Parishes 6.4 - 11.2 6.4 - 11.1 4.9 - 9.2
Louisiana 9.9 10.4 5.5
U.S. 10.5 11.2 4.0
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission, La. Workforce at a Glance, August 28, 2020
 
 

Unemployment Rates for 14 Parishes in North Louisiana

(Not Seasonally Adjusted)
  July 2020 June 2020 July 2019
Bienville 9.2 8.9 6.3
Bossier 7.4 7.9 4.9
Caddo 10.7 11.1 6.0
Claiborne 6.9 6.9 6.0
De Soto 8.3 8.4 6.6
Jackson 6.4 6.4 5.4
Lincoln 7.7 7.9 6.3
Morehouse 11.2 11.1 9.2
Natchitoches 8.4 8.5 7.2
Ouachita 8.4 8.6 5.8
Red River 6.7 6.6 6.1
Sabine 6.7 6.7 5.6
Union 8.0 8.1 6.2
Webster 8.9 8.8 6.8
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission, La. Workforce at a Glance, August 28, 2020