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)
 
  November 2017 October 2017 November 2016
Shreveport Bossier MSA 4.6 4.7 5.9
Monroe MSA 4.3 4.4 5.6
Regional Parishes 3.9 - 6.3 3.9 - 6.4 4.9 - 8.7
Louisiana 4.2 4.3 5.4
U.S. 4.1 4.1 4.6
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission, Monthly Employment Statistics Press Release, December 22, 2017. US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 
 

Unemployment Rates for 14 Parishes in North Louisiana

(Not Seasonally Adjusted)
 
  November 2017 October 2017 November 2016
Bienville 5.2 5.1 6.7
Bossier 3.9 3.9 4.9
Caddo 4.8 5.0 6.1
Claiborne 4.6 4.6 6.0
De Soto 5.1 5.3 6.7
Jackson 3.8 3.9 4.9
Lincoln 4.7 4.4 5.7
Morehouse 6.3 6.4 8.7
Natchitoches 5.2 5.1 6.4
Ouachita 4.3 4.3 5.5
Red River 4.7 4.8 5.9
Sabine 4.9 4.8 6.1
Union 4.5 4.7 5.9
Webster 5.6 5.8 7.5
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission, Monthly Employment Statistics Press Release, December 22, 2017.