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)
 
  February 2017 Januray  2017 February 2016
Shreveport Bossier MSA 5.8 6.4 6.1
Monroe MSA 5.6 6.2 6.0
Regional Parishes 4.7 - 8.9 5.2 - 9.9 5.0 - 10.1
Louisiana 5.4 6.1 5.8
U.S. 4.7 4.8 4.9
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission, Monthly Employment Statistics Press Release, March 27, 2017.
 
 

Unemployment Rates for 14 Parishes in North Louisiana

(Not Seasonally Adjusted)
 
  February 2017 January 2017 February 2016
Bienville 6.6 7.3 7.5
Bossier 4.7 5.2 5.0
Caddo 6.0 6.6 6.2
Claiborne 5.7 6.6 6.4
De Soto 6.5 7.3 7.4
Jackson 4.9 5.3 5.5
Lincoln 5.6 6.4 6.2
Morehouse 8.9 9.9 10.1
Natchitoches 6.3 7.3 6.4
Ouachita 5.6 6.2 5.9
Red River 5.8 6.3 5.9
Sabine 5.6 6.4 6.8
Union 6.1 6.6 6.5
Webster 7.4 8.2 8.4
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission, Monthly Employment Statistics Press Release, March 27, 2017.