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Hammond, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hammond fell 0.0 percentage points in August 2019 to 5.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Hammond peaked in November 2010 at 10.5% and is now 5.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.9% in May 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Hammond unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Louisiana 4.3% 0.0 -0.6
Hammond 5.0% 0.0 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 5,672. There are now 2,949 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,668 in June 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 55.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Hammond 2,723 +13 -338

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hammond, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Hammond
Unemployment Rate
Hammond
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 4.3%
August
2019
3.7% 4.3% 5.0% 2,723
July
2019
3.7% 4.3% 5.0% 2,710
June
2019
3.7% 4.3% 4.9% 2,668
May
2019
3.6% 4.4% 4.9% 2,670
April
2019
3.6% 4.5% 5.0% 2,745
March
2019
3.8% 4.7% 5.3% 2,883
February
2019
3.8% 4.9% 5.5% 2,991
January
2019
4.0% 4.9% 5.5% 3,003
December
2018
3.9% 4.9% 5.5% 3,003
November
2018
3.7% 4.9% 5.5% 2,998
October
2018
3.8% 4.9% 5.5% 2,998

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.