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 2019 July 2019 August 2018
Shreveport Bossier MSA 5.2 5.5 5.8
Monroe MSA 5.4 5.6 5.8
Regional Parishes 4.3 - 8.5 4.7 - 8.6 4.7 - 8.6
Louisiana 4.9 5.2 5.4
U.S. 3.8 4.0 3.9
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission, La. Workforce at a Glance, September 27, 2019. 
 
 

Unemployment Rates for 14 Parishes in North Louisiana

(Not Seasonally Adjusted)
 
  August 2019 July 2019 August 2018
Bienville 5.7 6.1 6.7
Bossier 4.3 4.7 4.7
Caddo 5.5 5.7 6.1
Claiborne 5.6 5.8 5.8
De Soto 6.2 6.4 6.4
Jackson 4.8 5.2 5.2
Lincoln 5.8 6.1 6.5
Morehouse 8.5 8.6 8.6
Natchitoches 7.0 7.0 7.0
Ouachita 5.4 5.6 5.7
Red River 5.4 5.8 4.8
Sabine 5.1 5.4 5.6
Union 5.6 6.0 6.2
Webster 6.4 6.5 6.7
Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission, La. Workforce at a Glance, September 27, 2019