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Alexandria, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Alexandria rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2018 to 4.7%. 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 3.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Alexandria unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Louisiana 4.5% -0.1 -1.2
Alexandria 4.7% +0.1 -1.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 2,542 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,039 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 28. Alexandria employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Alexandria, Louisiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Alexandria 3,067 +28 -1,073

Number of Unemployed Persons

Alexandria, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Alexandria
Unemployment Rate
Alexandria
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1% 4.4%
February
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.7% 3,067
January
2018
4.1% 4.6% 4.6% 3,039
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.9% 3,169
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.9% 3,183
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.1% 3,275
September
2017
4.2% 4.8% 5.8% 3,756
August
2017
4.4% 4.9% 5.8% 3,738
July
2017
4.3% 5.0% 5.7% 3,660
June
2017
4.3% 5.2% 5.8% 3,742
May
2017
4.3% 5.3% 6.5% 4,248
April
2017
4.4% 5.4% 6.7% 4,387

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.