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 2018 January 2018 February 2017
Shreveport Bossier MSA 4.3 4.6 5.7
Monroe MSA 4.3 4.7 5.7
Regional Parishes 3.4 - 7.3 3.8 - 7.6 4.7 - 8.8
Louisiana 4.0 4.4 5.4
U.S. 4.1 4.1 4.7
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission, Monthly Employment Statistics Press Release, March 27, 2018. US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 
 

Unemployment Rates for 14 Parishes in North Louisiana

(Not Seasonally Adjusted)
 
  February 2018 January 2018 February 2017
Bienville 5.0 5.2 6.4
Bossier 3.4 3.8 4.7
Caddo 4.5 4.9 6.0
Claiborne 4.3 4.6 5.8
De Soto 4.8 5.2 6.4
Jackson 3.7 4.0 4.8
Lincoln 4.0 4.5 5.3
Morehouse 7.3 7.6 8.8
Natchitoches 4.6 5.6 6.0
Ouachita 4.3 4.6 5.6
Red River 4.3 4.7 5.6
Sabine 4.4 5.1 5.8
Union 4.7 5.2 6.2
Webster 5.2 5.6 7.4
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission, Monthly Employment Statistics Press Release, March 27, 2018.