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Hammond, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hammond fell 0.4 percentage points in July 2021 to 7.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Hammond peaked in May 2020 at 16.3% and is now 8.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Hammond unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Louisiana 6.6% -0.3 -2.5
Hammond 7.4% -0.4 -3.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 May 2020 at 9,169. There are now 4,975 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Hammond 4,194 -193 -1,698

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hammond, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Hammond
Unemployment Rate
Hammond
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 6.6% 7.4% 4,194
June
2021
5.9% 6.9% 7.8% 4,387
May
2021
5.8% 7.1% 8.0% 4,523
April
2021
6.1% 7.2% 8.2% 4,636
March
2021
6.0% 7.4% 8.4% 4,779
February
2021
6.2% 7.6% 8.7% 4,968
January
2021
6.3% 7.6% 9.0% 5,143
December
2020
6.7% 7.9% 8.3% 4,716
November
2020
6.7% 7.9% 8.5% 4,843
October
2020
6.9% 7.9% 8.7% 4,986
September
2020
7.8% 8.0% 9.0% 5,146

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.