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Hammond, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hammond fell 0.2 percentage points in October 2018 to 5.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Hammond peaked in November 2010 at 10.6% and is now 5.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare Hammond unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Louisiana 5.0% 0.0 +0.3
Hammond 5.3% -0.2 +0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 November 2010 at 5,748. There are now 2,800 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,572 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 376.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Hammond 2,948 -74 +186

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hammond, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Hammond
Unemployment Rate
Hammond
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 5.0% 5.3% 2,948
September
2018
3.7% 5.0% 5.5% 3,022
August
2018
3.9% 5.0% 5.7% 3,165
July
2018
3.9% 4.9% 5.8% 3,263
June
2018
4.0% 4.7% 5.6% 3,111
May
2018
3.8% 4.6% 5.2% 2,891
April
2018
3.9% 4.5% 5.1% 2,870
March
2018
4.1% 4.4% 4.8% 2,740
February
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.6% 2,625
January
2018
4.1% 4.6% 4.6% 2,572
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.9% 2,709

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.