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Hammond, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hammond fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2019 to 5.5%. 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 November 2010 at 10.6% and is now 5.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.9 percentage points. You can also compare Hammond unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Louisiana 4.9% 0.0 +0.2
Hammond 5.5% 0.0 +0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 November 2010 at 5,748. There are now 2,754 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 422.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Hammond 2,994 -38 +369

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hammond, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Hammond
Unemployment Rate
Hammond
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 4.7%
February
2019
3.8% 4.9% 5.5% 2,994
January
2019
4.0% 4.9% 5.5% 3,032
December
2018
3.9% 4.9% 5.3% 2,968
November
2018
3.7% 4.9% 5.3% 2,949
October
2018
3.8% 4.9% 5.3% 2,946
September
2018
3.7% 4.9% 5.5% 3,022
August
2018
3.8% 4.9% 5.7% 3,165
July
2018
3.9% 5.0% 5.8% 3,263
June
2018
4.0% 5.0% 5.6% 3,111
May
2018
3.8% 5.0% 5.2% 2,891
April
2018
3.9% 4.9% 5.1% 2,870

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.