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)
 
  August 2017 July  2017 August 2016
Shreveport Bossier MSA 6.1 6.0 6.9
Monroe MSA 5.6 5.5 6.5
Regional Parishes 5.0 - 8.2 4.9 - 8.2 5.7 - 10.0
Louisiana 5.6 5.6 6.5
U.S. 4.4 4.3 4.9
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission, Monthly Employment Statistics Press Release, September 22, 2017. US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 
 

Unemployment Rates for 14 Parishes in North Louisiana

(Not Seasonally Adjusted)
 
  August 2017 July 2017 August 2016
Bienville 6.4 6.7 7.9
Bossier 5.0 4.9 5.7
Caddo 6.4 6.3 7.2
Claiborne 5.8 5.8 7.2
De Soto 6.6 6.4 7.8
Jackson 5.2 5.2 6.1
Lincoln 6.2 6.3 7.3
Morehouse 8.2 8.2 10.0
Natchitoches 6.9 6.7 7.8
Ouachita 5.6 5.5 6.5
Red River 5.6 5.7 6.6
Sabine 5.8 5.7 7.3
Union 5.8 5.7 6.7
Webster 7.4 7.3 9.2
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission, Monthly Employment Statistics Press Release, September 22, 2017.