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Hammond, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hammond fell 2.3 percentage points in August 2020 to 9.1%. 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 9.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Hammond unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 8.4% -1.8 +4.7
Louisiana 7.7% -1.7 +2.8
Hammond 9.1% -2.3 +3.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2020 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 April 2020 at 9,446. There are now 4,405 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Hammond 5,041 -1,018 +1,956

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hammond, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Hammond
Unemployment Rate
Hammond
Unemployed
September
2020
7.9% 8.1%
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
14.7% 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
3.6% 5.3% 6.0% 3,293
December
2019
3.5% 5.2% 6.1% 3,358
November
2019
3.5% 5.2% 6.0% 3,310
October
2019
3.6% 5.2% 5.9% 3,244

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.