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Hammond, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hammond fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Hammond peaked in November 2010 at 10.5% and is now 5.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Hammond unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Louisiana 4.7% -0.1 -1.3
Hammond 4.9% -0.1 -1.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Hammond, Louisiana, National

Hammond, Louisiana monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Hammond, Louisiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Hammond peaked in December 2010 at 5,676. There are now 2,996 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Hammond 2,680 -35 -839

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hammond, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Hammond
Unemployment Rate
Hammond
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.9% 2,680
October
2017
4.1% 4.8% 5.0% 2,715
September
2017
4.2% 5.1% 5.8% 3,134
August
2017
4.4% 5.2% 5.9% 3,171
July
2017
4.3% 5.3% 5.9% 3,173
June
2017
4.3% 5.4% 5.9% 3,211
May
2017
4.3% 5.7% 6.4% 3,509
April
2017
4.4% 5.8% 6.7% 3,665
March
2017
4.5% 5.7% 6.3% 3,461
February
2017
4.7% 5.8% 6.3% 3,454
January
2017
4.8% 5.9% 6.2% 3,372

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.