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 2017 April  2017 May 2016
Shreveport Bossier MSA 6.0 6.0 6.1
Monroe MSA 5.7 5.8 6.0
Regional Parishes 4.9 - 8.8 4.9 - 9.2 5.1 - 9.7
Louisiana 5.5 5.6 5.9
U.S. 4.3 4.4 4.7
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission, Monthly Employment Statistics Press Release, June 23, 2017. US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 
 

Unemployment Rates for 14 Parishes in North Louisiana

(Not Seasonally Adjusted)
 
  May 2017 April 2017 May 2016
Bienville 6.5 7.0 7.9
Bossier 4.9 4.9 5.1
Caddo 6.3 6.3 6.3
Claiborne 5.8 6.1 6.6
De Soto 6.7 6.8 7.1
Jackson 5.0 5.1 5.6
Lincoln 5.6 5.8 6.4
Morehouse 8.8 9.2 9.7
Natchitoches 6.4 6.4 6.8
Ouachita 5.6 5.7 5.9
Red River 5.3 5.9 5.5
Sabine 5.6 5.8 6.8
Union 6.0 6.1 6.3
Webster 7.7 7.7 8.4
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission, Monthly Employment Statistics Press Release, June 23, 2017.