The state’s not seasonally adjusted number of employed individuals increased in June both over the month and over the year for the third consecutive month, the Louisiana Workforce Commission reported.
The June 2021 estimate of 1,936,239 shows a gain from June 2020 of 162,778 employed individuals. The figure also shows an increase of 3,842 employed individuals from the revised May 2021 figure of 1,932,397.
Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted number of unemployed was estimated to be 155,158. This shows a decrease of 48,142 unemployed individuals from the June 2020 figure of 203,300. The number of unemployed increased from the revised May 2021 figure of 139,718 by 15,440. The historical average movement over-the-month in the series for the month of June is an increase of 23,886.
Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June 2021 is 7.4 percent, a decrease of 2.9 percentage points from the June 2020 not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 10.3 percent. The rate shows an increase of 0.7 percentage points from the revised May 2021 rate of 6.7 percent. Historically, the average over-the-month change in the not seasonally adjusted rate for June is 1.1 percentage points.
The June 2021 not seasonally adjusted civilian labor force, or the number of people employed or looking for work, is 2,091,397, an increase of 114,636 from the June 2020 figure of 1,976,761.
The series is also up 19,282 individuals from the May 2021 revised figure of 2,072,115.
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