Shreveport metro unemployment rate declined last month

BATON ROUGE – Data released today by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) shows that from August 2018, all nine metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) saw declines in their not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates.

This is the second consecutive month statewide MSA rates have declined over-the-month.

Not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for the Shreveport MSA was 5.3 percent.

This is down from 5.9 percent in August, but remained unchanged from September 2017.

Not seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increased by 16,200 jobs from September 2017 to 1,983,400. This is the 12th straight over the year increase. From August 2018, not seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs increased by 3,800.

Not seasonally adjusted private sector employment has increased by 18,600 jobs since September 2017 to 1,659,000. This is also the 12th straight over the year increase.

From August 2018, the number of not seasonally adjusted unemployed individuals decreased by 12,149.The number of not seasonally adjusted unemployed individuals decreased by 314 to 105,069 since September 2017.