Lafayette, LA Unemployment Rate Report

Lafayette, LA Historical Unemployment Trends

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Since 2005 the unemployment rate in Lafayette, Louisiana has ranged from 2.6% in April 2008 to 13.6% in April 2020. The current unemployment rate for Lafayette is 8.0% in October 2020. See how other local areas compare by using our Unemployment Compare tool.

Lafayette, LA Unemployment Rate by Month

Moderate Unemployment Area
Lafayette, LA Current Unemployment - 8.0%
Lafayette, LA Unemployment Rate
Month/Year Lafayette, LA% Louisiana% National %
1 / 2020 5.4% 5.7% 3.6%
2 / 2020 4.0% 4.3% 3.5%
3 / 2020 6.1% 6.3% 4.4%
4 / 2020 13.6% 14.5% 14.7%
5 / 2020 12.8% 13.9% 13.3%
6 / 2020 9.3% 10.4% 11.1%
7 / 2020 9.1% 10.0% 10.2%
8 / 2020 7.2% 8.0% 8.4%
9 / 2020 7.1% 8.1% 7.9%
10 / 2020 8.0% 9.3% 6.9%

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