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Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Shreveport fell 0.0 percentage points in March 2022 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Louisiana rate. The unemployment rate in Shreveport peaked in April 2020 at 12.4% and is now 8.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% in February 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Shreveport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -2.4
Louisiana 4.2% -0.1 -1.9
Shreveport 4.1% 0.0 -2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2022 data as April 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 21,612. There are now 14,007 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Shreveport 7,605 -60 -3,589

Number of Unemployed Persons

Shreveport, Louisiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Louisiana
Unemployment Rate
Shreveport
Unemployment Rate
Shreveport
Unemployed
April
2022
3.6%
March
2022
3.6% 4.2% 4.1% 7,605
February
2022
3.8% 4.3% 4.1% 7,665
January
2022
4.0% 4.3% 4.2% 7,812
December
2021
3.9% 4.4% 4.5% 8,290
November
2021
4.2% 4.5% 4.5% 8,200
October
2021
4.6% 4.6% 4.5% 8,186
September
2021
4.7% 4.8% 4.7% 8,565
August
2021
5.2% 5.2% 5.0% 9,180
July
2021
5.4% 5.5% 5.4% 9,895
June
2021
5.9% 5.8% 5.8% 10,515
May
2021
5.8% 5.9% 6.0% 10,908

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.