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Hammond, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hammond fell 0.9 percentage points in November 2020 to 9.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points higher than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Hammond peaked in April 2020 at 18.1% and is now 8.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 9.1% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Hammond unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Louisiana 8.5% -0.9 +3.3
Hammond 9.9% -0.9 +3.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 3,985 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,041 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 420.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Hammond 5,461 -577 +2,151

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hammond, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Hammond
Unemployment Rate
Hammond
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7% 7.2%
November
2020
6.7% 8.5% 9.9% 5,461
October
2020
6.9% 9.4% 10.8% 6,038
September
2020
7.8% 8.0% 9.2% 5,074
August
2020
8.4% 7.7% 9.1% 5,041
July
2020
10.2% 9.4% 11.4% 6,059
June
2020
11.1% 9.5% 11.4% 6,067
May
2020
13.3% 14.2% 17.3% 9,400
April
2020
14.8% 15.1% 18.1% 9,446
March
2020
4.4% 6.7% 7.9% 4,405
February
2020
3.5% 5.2% 6.0% 3,333
January
2020
3.5% 5.3% 6.0% 3,293

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.