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Alexandria, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Alexandria rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.8 percentage points lower than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Alexandria peaked in April 2020 at 10.9% and is now 6.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.7% in January 2021, 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Louisiana 7.6% 0.0 +2.4
Alexandria 4.8% +0.1 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 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 April 2020 at 6,325. There are now 3,289 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,958 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 78. Alexandria employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Alexandria, Louisiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Alexandria 3,036 +78 -574

Number of Unemployed Persons

Alexandria, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Alexandria
Unemployment Rate
Alexandria
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 7.6% 4.8% 3,036
January
2021
6.3% 7.6% 4.7% 2,958
December
2020
6.7% 7.9% 5.3% 3,333
November
2020
6.7% 7.9% 6.2% 3,886
October
2020
6.9% 7.9% 6.6% 4,249
September
2020
7.8% 8.0% 5.5% 3,497
August
2020
8.4% 8.2% 5.3% 3,368
July
2020
10.2% 9.1% 6.4% 3,859
June
2020
11.1% 9.4% 6.4% 3,822
May
2020
13.3% 13.1% 10.2% 6,255
April
2020
14.8% 13.1% 10.9% 6,325

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.