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)
  March 2021 February 2021 March  2020
Shreveport Bossier MSA 6.3 6.8 5.5
Monroe MSA 5.8 6.2 5.9
Regional Parishes 3.9 - 8.3 8.7 - 6.2 4.6 - 9.3
Louisiana 6.6 7.1 5.3
U.S. 6.2 6.6 4.5
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission, La. Workforce at a Glance, April 23, 2021
 
 

Unemployment Rates for 14 Parishes in North Louisiana

(Not Seasonally Adjusted)
  March 2021 February 2021 March 2020
Bienville 6.5 7.0 7.0
Bossier 4.5 4.9 4.6
Caddo 7.4 7.9 5.7
Claiborne 5.1 5.7 6.9
De Soto 5.7 6.0 6.6
Jackson 3.9 4.3 5.4
Lincoln 4.7 5.1 5.5
Morehouse 8.3 8.7 9.3
Natchitoches 5.0 5.4 5.9
Ouachita 5.8 6.3 5.8
Red River 5.3 5.6 6.2
Sabine 3.9 4.2 5.2
Union 5.6 6.0 6.6
Webster 6.0 6.5 6.8
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission, La. Workforce at a Glance, April 23, 2021