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 2021 December 2020 January  2020
Shreveport Bossier MSA 7.4 7.1 5.5
Monroe MSA 6.6 6.3 5.8
Regional Parishes 9.3 - 4.6 8.9 - 4.5 9.7 - 4.6
Louisiana 7.6 7.3 5.2
U.S. 6.8 6.5 4.0
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission, La. Workforce at a Glance, March 15, 2021
 
 

Unemployment Rates for 14 Parishes in North Louisiana

(Not Seasonally Adjusted)
  January 2021 December 2020 January 2020
Bienville 7.7 7.4 6.4
Bossier 5.4 5.1 4.6
Caddo 8.6 8.3 5.7
Claiborne 6.1 5.8 6.7
De Soto 6.6 6.2 6.7
Jackson 4.6 4.6 5.1
Lincoln 5.6 5.3 5.7
Morehouse 9.3 8.9 9.7
Natchitoches 6.1 5.7 6.3
Ouachita 6.7 6.3 5.7
Red River 6.1 5.6 6.0
Sabine 4.6 4.5 5.4
Union 6.3 6.1 6.5
Webster 7.1 6.8 6.6
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission, La. Workforce at a Glance, March 15, 2021