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WORK FORCE

MSA 2014 Average Employment

Total Civilian Labor Force 195,684
Total Employment 182,328
Total Unemployment 13,356
Unemployment Rate 6.8%

 

 

Average Payroll Employment (Industry Sector)

Accommodation & Food Service 18,965
Administrative & Waste Service 10,021
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 528
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 5,299
Construction 9,199
Educational Services 16,008
Finance & Insurance 4,334
Health Care & Social Assistance 35,543
Information 2,427
Management of Companies & Enterprises 1,289
Manufacturing 10,561
Mining 4,186
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4,468
Professional & Technical Services 5,577
Public Administration 8,152
Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 2,890
Retail Trade 24,341
Transportation & Warehouse 6,022
Utilities 1,480
Wholesale Trade 7,557

Average Wage Rates For Selected Occupations – MSA (2015)

Occupation (Number)
Employment
(Dollars)
Median Hourly
(Dollars)
Mean Hourly
(Dollars)
Mean Annual
All Occupations 181,720 14.16 18.22 37,890
Professional
Sales Managers 350 47.28 53.35 110,960
Administrative Services Managers 300 28.59 32.12 66,820
Accountants & Auditors 1,020 28.86 31.27 65,040
Budget Analysts 60 31.91 32.28 67,150
Financial Specialists, All Other 70 26.29 25.84 53,740
Computer Programmers 130 27.84 21.75 59,810
Pharmacists 340 58.51 57.54 119,680
Registered Nurses 4,560 28.05 28.44 59,160
Retail
Retail Salespersons 5,990 9.76 11.46 23,840
Stock Clerks & Order Fillers 2,360 9.72 10.63 22,110
Computer Operators 40 21.85 21.84 45,440
Clerical
Switchboard Operators 170 11.56 11.96 24,870
Accounting & Auditing Clerks 2,120 16.99 17.47 36,330
Payroll & Timekeeping Clerks 300 17.43 17.99 37,410
Customer Service Representatives 2,690 14.62 14.96 31,110
File Clerks 170 10.60 10.92 22,720
Receptionists & Information Clerks 1,450 9.55 10.38 12,590
Executive Secretaries 1,450 17.89 18.73 38,960
Data Entry Keyers 210 13.65 14.18 29,510
Unskilled
Couriers & Messengers 200 9.87 10.31 21,440
Construction Laborers 1,450 13.12 14.03 29,180
Parking Lot Attendants 230 8.70 8.77 18,240
Packers & Packagers, Hand 190 9.61 10.68 22,220
Semi-Skilled
Security Guards 1,410 9.38 11.01 22,900
Sheet Metal Workers 110 24.91 23.44 48,750
Roustabouts, Oil & Gas 360 16.17 16.77 34,880
Skilled
Architectural & Civil Drafters 80 18.89 20.91 43,450
Machinists 480 20.06 20.44 42,520
Welders, Cutters & Solders 1,010 19.35 19.46 40,470
Technical
Medical & Clinical Laboratory Tech 400 23.30 22.61 47,030
Emergency Medical Tech 380 12.73 14.34 29,820
Automotive Service Technicians 700 16.47 18.24 37,940

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Employment Statistics, 2014

MSA Average Non-Farm Employment – March, 2016

Total Nonfarm Employment 185,000
Goods Producing 24,900
Mining & Logging 5,100
Construction 8,900
Manufacturing 10,900
Service-Providing 160,100
Trade, Transportation & Utilities 38,100
 – Wholesale Trade 8,100
 – Retail Trade 23,000
     – General Merchandise Stores 5,400
     – Transportation, Warehouse & Utilities 7,000
Information 2,100
Financial Activities 7,500
Professional & Business Services 16,900
 – Administration & Waste Services 9,900
Education & Health Services 33,100
 – Health Care & Social Assistance 30,700
     – Hospitals 12,900
Leisure & Hospitality 24,300
 – Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 5,000
     – Amusement, Gambling & Recreation 4,700
     – Gambling Industries 3,700
 – Accomodation & Food Services 19,300
     – Food Services & Drinking Places 15,400
Other Services 6,600
Total Government 31,500
 – Federal Government 4,900
 – State Government 6,100
 – Local Government 20,500

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

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