Four Months in a Row: Louisiana Hits Another Record Low Unemployment Rate at 3.4%

Published 11:39 am Friday, October 21, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. — Today, Governor John Bel Edwards issued a statement on Louisiana’s fourth straight month of record-breaking low unemployment rates. The unemployment rate is now 3.4%, lower than the national unemployment rate of 3.5%.

Gov. Edwards said:

“For four straight months, Louisiana has set new records each month for the lowest unemployment rate in state history. Our state unemployment rate is now lower than the national rate, and we have added 226,000 jobs since the worst of the pandemic. I am inspired by the resolve of our people to come back so strong after suffering through the severe challenges of COVID-19 and two historically difficult hurricane seasons. We still have work to do, but I have never been more optimistic about the future of our state. We will continue our efforts to create good-paying jobs, diversify our economy, and put Louisiana at the forefront of the global energy transition. There is nothing we can’t achieve if we will simply put Louisiana first and work together.”

View the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s press release on this month’s unemployment numbers here.