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Alexandria, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Alexandria fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Alexandria peaked in November 2010 at 8.3% and is now 3.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Alexandria unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Louisiana 4.7% -0.1 -1.3
Alexandria 4.9% -0.2 -1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Alexandria, Louisiana, National

Alexandria, Louisiana monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Alexandria, Louisiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Alexandria peaked in November 2010 at 5,609. There are now 2,424 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Alexandria employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Alexandria, Louisiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Alexandria 3,185 -90 -915

Number of Unemployed Persons

Alexandria, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Alexandria
Unemployment Rate
Alexandria
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.9% 3,185
October
2017
4.1% 4.8% 5.1% 3,275
September
2017
4.2% 5.1% 5.8% 3,756
August
2017
4.4% 5.2% 5.8% 3,738
July
2017
4.3% 5.3% 5.7% 3,660
June
2017
4.3% 5.4% 5.8% 3,742
May
2017
4.3% 5.7% 6.5% 4,248
April
2017
4.4% 5.8% 6.7% 4,387
March
2017
4.5% 5.7% 6.2% 4,097
February
2017
4.7% 5.8% 6.3% 4,140
January
2017
4.8% 5.9% 6.1% 3,976

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.