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Hammond, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hammond fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2018 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Hammond peaked in November 2010 at 10.5% and is now 5.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Hammond unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Louisiana 4.5% -0.1 -1.2
Hammond 4.6% 0.0 -1.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 3,048 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,570 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 58.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Hammond 2,628 +58 -826

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hammond, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Hammond
Unemployment Rate
Hammond
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.6% 2,628
January
2018
4.1% 4.6% 4.6% 2,570
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.8% 2,633
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.9% 2,679
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.0% 2,715
September
2017
4.2% 4.8% 5.8% 3,134
August
2017
4.4% 4.9% 5.9% 3,171
July
2017
4.3% 5.0% 5.9% 3,173
June
2017
4.3% 5.2% 5.9% 3,211
May
2017
4.3% 5.3% 6.4% 3,509
April
2017
4.4% 5.4% 6.7% 3,665

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.