Department of Numbers

Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Shreveport rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 6.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Shreveport peaked in April 2020 at 13.9% and is now 7.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.6% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Shreveport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Louisiana 7.6% 0.0 +2.4
Shreveport 6.7% +0.1 +1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Shreveport, Louisiana, National

Shreveport, Louisiana monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Shreveport, Louisiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Shreveport peaked in May 2020 at 24,012. There are now 11,693 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 12,135 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 184.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Shreveport 12,319 +184 +2,192

Number of Unemployed Persons

Shreveport, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Shreveport
Unemployment Rate
Shreveport
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 7.6% 6.7% 12,319
January
2021
6.3% 7.6% 6.6% 12,135
December
2020
6.7% 7.9% 7.1% 13,395
November
2020
6.7% 7.9% 8.4% 15,714
October
2020
6.9% 7.9% 9.1% 17,099
September
2020
7.8% 8.0% 7.5% 13,992
August
2020
8.4% 8.2% 7.4% 13,842
July
2020
10.2% 9.1% 8.8% 15,721
June
2020
11.1% 9.4% 8.8% 15,614
May
2020
13.3% 13.1% 13.3% 24,012
April
2020
14.8% 13.1% 13.9% 23,890

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.