Unemployment in Shreveport rises slightly in October

BATON ROUGE – Not seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment gained 4,100 jobs in October 2019, but unemployment increased in the Shreveport area.

From September 2019, not seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increased by 12,400 jobs.

Not-seasonally adjusted October unemployment rates for the Shreveport metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was 5.2 percent.

This is up from 4.9 percent in September, and up from 5.0 percent from October 2018.

Not seasonally adjusted private sector employment gained 5,900 jobs. From September 2019, not seasonally adjusted private sector employment increased by 8,800 jobs.

The not seasonally adjusted civilian labor force, or the number of people who are employed in addition to those looking for work, increased by 7,473 from 2,095,218 in September 2019 to 2,102,691 in October 2019.

The number of not seasonally adjusted employed individuals increased by 3,584 from 2,000,060 in September 2019 to 2,003,644 in October 2019.