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Alexandria, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Alexandria rose 0.1 percentage points in January 2020 to 5.5%. 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 2.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.7% in May 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Alexandria unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.4
Louisiana 5.3% +0.1 +0.6
Alexandria 5.5% +0.1 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2020 data as February 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 December 2010 at 5,593. There are now 2,130 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,928 in June 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 535. Alexandria employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Alexandria, Louisiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Alexandria 3,463 +90 +60

Number of Unemployed Persons

Alexandria, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Alexandria
Unemployment Rate
Alexandria
Unemployed
February
2020
3.5%
January
2020
3.6% 5.3% 5.5% 3,463
December
2019
3.5% 5.2% 5.4% 3,373
November
2019
3.5% 5.2% 5.2% 3,245
October
2019
3.6% 5.2% 5.0% 3,126
September
2019
3.5% 5.1% 4.9% 3,047
August
2019
3.7% 4.9% 4.8% 2,999
July
2019
3.7% 4.7% 4.7% 2,966
June
2019
3.7% 4.6% 4.7% 2,928
May
2019
3.6% 4.5% 4.7% 2,958
April
2019
3.6% 4.5% 4.9% 3,051
March
2019
3.8% 4.5% 5.1% 3,216

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.