Department of Numbers

Louisiana Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Louisiana fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2022 to 3.3%. The state unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Louisiana peaked in April 2020 at 13.5% and is now 10.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in October 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Louisiana unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Louisiana 3.3% 0.0 -1.2

Note: All comparisons are made with November data as December state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Louisiana, National

Louisiana monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to November 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Louisiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Louisiana peaked in April 2020 at 269,341. There are now 200,981 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 68,030 in October 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 330. Louisiana job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Louisiana 68,360 +330 -24,633

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Louisiana from 1990 to November 2022

Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployed
December 2022 3.5%
November 2022 3.6% 3.3% 68,360
October 2022 3.7% 3.3% 68,030
September 2022 3.5% 3.4% 70,285
August 2022 3.7% 3.5% 73,895
July 2022 3.5% 3.7% 76,876
June 2022 3.6% 3.8% 79,778
May 2022 3.6% 4.0% 83,464
April 2022 3.6% 4.1% 86,764
March 2022 3.6% 4.2% 87,778
February 2022 3.8% 4.3% 89,275
January 2022 4.0% 4.3% 89,808