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Hammond, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hammond fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 5.0%. 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 April 2020 at 16.0% and is now 11.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Hammond unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Louisiana 4.1% -0.1 -2.0
Hammond 5.0% -0.1 -2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 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 April 2020 at 8,483. There are now 5,635 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Hammond 2,848 -47 -1,112

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hammond, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Hammond
Unemployment Rate
Hammond
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.1% 5.0% 2,848
March
2022
3.6% 4.2% 5.1% 2,895
February
2022
3.8% 4.3% 5.2% 2,942
January
2022
4.0% 4.3% 5.3% 3,003
December
2021
3.9% 4.4% 5.6% 3,158
November
2021
4.2% 4.5% 5.6% 3,142
October
2021
4.6% 4.6% 5.7% 3,166
September
2021
4.7% 4.8% 6.0% 3,310
August
2021
5.2% 5.2% 6.2% 3,506
July
2021
5.4% 5.5% 6.6% 3,704
June
2021
5.9% 5.8% 6.8% 3,854

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.