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Alexandria, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Alexandria rose 0.2 percentage points in March 2018 to 4.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Alexandria peaked in November 2010 at 8.4% and is now 3.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Alexandria unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.4
Louisiana 4.4% -0.1 -1.2
Alexandria 4.9% +0.2 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2018 data as April 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 5,685. There are now 2,490 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,035 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 160. Alexandria employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Alexandria, Louisiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Alexandria 3,195 +135 -791

Number of Unemployed Persons

Alexandria, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Alexandria
Unemployment Rate
Alexandria
Unemployed
April
2018
3.9%
March
2018
4.1% 4.4% 4.9% 3,195
February
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.7% 3,060
January
2018
4.1% 4.6% 4.6% 3,035
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.0% 3,237
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.0% 3,221
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.0% 3,264
September
2017
4.2% 4.8% 5.4% 3,469
August
2017
4.4% 4.9% 5.6% 3,651
July
2017
4.3% 5.0% 5.7% 3,685
June
2017
4.3% 5.2% 5.8% 3,722
May
2017
4.3% 5.3% 6.0% 3,824

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.