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Alexandria, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Alexandria fell 0.4 percentage points in August 2021 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.1 percentage points lower than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Alexandria peaked in May 2020 at 9.5% and is now 5.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Alexandria unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.2% -0.2 -3.2
Louisiana 6.2% -0.4 -2.0
Alexandria 4.1% -0.4 -1.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2021 data as September 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 May 2020 at 5,875. There are now 3,246 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Alexandria employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Alexandria, Louisiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Alexandria 2,629 -205 -1,075

Number of Unemployed Persons

Alexandria, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Alexandria
Unemployment Rate
Alexandria
Unemployed
September
2021
4.8% 5.8%
August
2021
5.2% 6.2% 4.1% 2,629
July
2021
5.4% 6.6% 4.5% 2,834
June
2021
5.9% 6.9% 4.8% 3,030
May
2021
5.8% 7.1% 5.0% 3,167
April
2021
6.1% 7.2% 5.0% 3,180
March
2021
6.0% 7.4% 4.9% 3,155
February
2021
6.2% 7.6% 4.9% 3,109
January
2021
6.3% 7.6% 4.8% 3,073
December
2020
6.7% 7.9% 5.7% 3,681
November
2020
6.7% 7.9% 5.7% 3,680
October
2020
6.9% 7.9% 5.7% 3,687

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.