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Hammond, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hammond fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2021 to 8.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Hammond peaked in May 2020 at 16.3% and is now 8.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Hammond unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Louisiana 7.3% -0.1 -5.8
Hammond 8.2% -0.2 -7.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 data as May 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 4,541 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Hammond 4,628 -151 -3,904

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hammond, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Hammond
Unemployment Rate
Hammond
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 7.3% 8.2% 4,628
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
August
2020
8.4% 8.2% 9.4% 5,418
July
2020
10.2% 9.1% 11.0% 5,892
June
2020
11.1% 9.4% 11.1% 5,929

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.