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Alexandria, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Alexandria fell 0.0 percentage points in August 2018 to 5.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Alexandria peaked in November 2010 at 8.4% and is now 2.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.1 percentage points. You can also compare Alexandria unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% 0.0 -0.5
Louisiana 5.0% +0.1 +0.1
Alexandria 5.7% 0.0 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2018 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 November 2010 at 5,685. There are now 2,035 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 615. Alexandria employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Alexandria, Louisiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Alexandria 3,650 -47 -1

Number of Unemployed Persons

Alexandria, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Alexandria
Unemployment Rate
Alexandria
Unemployed
September
2018
3.7%
August
2018
3.9% 5.0% 5.7% 3,650
July
2018
3.9% 4.9% 5.7% 3,697
June
2018
4.0% 4.7% 5.5% 3,542
May
2018
3.8% 4.6% 5.2% 3,398
April
2018
3.9% 4.5% 5.1% 3,317
March
2018
4.1% 4.4% 4.9% 3,194
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

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.