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Average Employment | Shreveport-Bossier MSA 2019

Total Civilian Labor Force 187,800
Total Employment 181,700
Total Unemployment  10,400
Unemployment Rate (MSA Annual Average) 5.1%

 

 

Employment and wage data from the Occupational Employment Statistics survey, by occupation, Shreveport-Bossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area, May 2018

Occupation (1) Employment Mean wages
Level (2) Location quotient (3) Hourly Annual (4)

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

15,380 1.5 $32.37 $67,320

Dentists, general

90 0.7 33.79 70,290

Dietitians and nutritionists

80 1.0 29.22 60,770

Optometrists

30 0.8 72.71 151,250

Pharmacists

460 1.2 58.58 121,840

Anesthesiologists

(5) (5) (6) (6)

Surgeons

(5) (5) 86.59 180,120

Physicians and surgeons, all other

510 1.1 83.89 174,480

Physician assistants

160 1.2 46.62 96,970

Occupational therapists

150 1.0 42.27 87,930

Physical therapists

240 0.9 43.53 90,550

Respiratory therapists

330 2.1 25.72 53,500

Speech-language pathologists

100 0.6 42.88 89,190

Therapists, all other

(5) (5) 27.93 58,100

Veterinarians

80 0.9 35.28 73,390

Registered nurses

5,400 1.5 31.12 64,730

Nurse anesthetists

90 1.8 83.17 172,990

Nurse practitioners

210 1.0 53.58 111,450

Dental hygienists

210 0.8 25.34 52,700

Diagnostic medical sonographers

(5) (5) 28.14 58,520

Radiologic technologists

390 1.6 23.70 49,300

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

300 1.0 18.46 38,400

Pharmacy technicians

730 1.4 16.66 34,660

Psychiatric technicians

120 1.4 12.76 26,530

Surgical technologists

(5) (5) 18.66 38,820

Veterinary technologists and technicians

(5) (5) 11.99 24,930

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

2,260 2.7 18.98 39,480

Medical records and health information technicians

370 1.5 18.22 37,900

Opticians, dispensing

70 0.8 15.80 32,860

Health technologists and technicians, all other

220 1.4 15.88 33,040

Occupational health and safety specialists

60 0.6 36.32 75,540

Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other

310 7.8 20.91 43,49

Shreveport-Bossier MSA Current Employment by Industry

Total Nonfarm Employment 178,800
   
Total Private 150,000
Goods Producing 22,700
Service Providing 156,100
Private Service Providing 127,300
Mining & Logging 4,300
Construction  7,800
Maufacturing 10,600
Trade Transportation & Utilities 36,400
Information  1,900
Financial Activities 7,600
Professional & Business Services 18,200
Other Services 6,600
Total Government 1,979
Accommodation & Food Services 28,800

Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission, U.S. Bureau of Labor & Statistics

Information updated November 2019

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