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Hammond, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hammond fell 1.7 percentage points in May 2020 to 16.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.2 percentage points higher than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Hammond peaked in April 2020 at 18.1% and is now 1.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Hammond unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Louisiana 14.2% -0.9 +9.7
Hammond 16.4% -1.7 +11.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 April 2020 at 9,446. There are now 473 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Hammond 8,973 -473 +6,191

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hammond, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Hammond
Unemployment Rate
Hammond
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 9.7%
May
2020
13.3% 14.2% 16.4% 8,973
April
2020
14.7% 15.1% 18.1% 9,446
March
2020
4.4% 6.7% 7.9% 4,405
February
2020
3.5% 5.2% 6.0% 3,333
January
2020
3.6% 5.3% 6.0% 3,293
December
2019
3.5% 5.2% 6.1% 3,358
November
2019
3.5% 5.2% 6.0% 3,310
October
2019
3.6% 5.2% 5.9% 3,244
September
2019
3.5% 5.1% 5.8% 3,170
August
2019
3.7% 4.9% 5.7% 3,085

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.