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Alexandria, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Alexandria fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2022 to 2.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Alexandria peaked in April 2020 at 9.6% and is now 6.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.9% in June 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Alexandria unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Louisiana 3.6% -0.2 -1.9
Alexandria 2.9% 0.0 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 data as August 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 5,668. There are now 3,802 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Alexandria employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Alexandria, Louisiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Alexandria 1,866 -40 -609

Number of Unemployed Persons

Alexandria, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Alexandria
Unemployment Rate
Alexandria
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 3.6% 2.9% 1,866
June
2022
3.6% 3.8% 2.9% 1,906
May
2022
3.6% 4.0% 3.1% 1,989
April
2022
3.6% 4.1% 3.1% 2,030
March
2022
3.6% 4.2% 3.2% 2,040
February
2022
3.8% 4.3% 3.2% 2,064
January
2022
4.0% 4.3% 3.3% 2,095
December
2021
3.9% 4.4% 3.5% 2,205
November
2021
4.2% 4.5% 3.4% 2,191
October
2021
4.6% 4.6% 3.4% 2,183
September
2021
4.7% 4.8% 3.5% 2,235

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.