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Hammond, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hammond fell 0.3 percentage points in January 2021 to 8.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Hammond peaked in April 2020 at 18.1% and is now 9.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Hammond unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% -0.4 +2.8
Louisiana 7.6% -0.3 +2.5
Hammond 8.2% -0.3 +2.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2021 data as February 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 4,774 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Hammond 4,672 -2 +1,379

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hammond, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Hammond
Unemployment Rate
Hammond
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 7.6%
January
2021
6.3% 7.6% 8.2% 4,672
December
2020
6.7% 7.9% 8.5% 4,674
November
2020
6.7% 7.9% 10.2% 5,558
October
2020
6.9% 7.9% 10.8% 6,038
September
2020
7.8% 8.0% 9.2% 5,074
August
2020
8.4% 8.2% 9.1% 5,041
July
2020
10.2% 9.1% 11.4% 6,059
June
2020
11.1% 9.4% 11.4% 6,067
May
2020
13.3% 13.1% 17.3% 9,400
April
2020
14.8% 13.1% 18.1% 9,446

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.