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WORK FORCE

MSA 2016 Average Employment

Total Civilian Labor Force 189,493
Total Employment 178,122
Total Unemployment 11,371
Unemployment Rate 6%

 

 

Average Payroll Employment (Industry Sector)

Accommodation & Food Service 20,450
Administrative & Waste Service 10,315
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 471
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 4,619
Construction 8,935
Educational Services 15,081
Finance & Insurance 4,319
Health Care & Social Assistance 35,481
Information 2,424
Management of Companies & Enterprises 1,295
Manufacturing 10,395
Mining 3,653
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4,283
Professional & Technical Services 5,394
Public Administration 8,169
Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 2,885
Retail Trade 23,894
Transportation & Warehouse 5,762
Utilities 1,372
Wholesale Trade 7,416

 

Average Wage Rates For Selected Occupations – MSA 2016

Occupation (Number)
Employment
(Dollars)
Median Hourly
(Dollars)
Mean Hourly
(Dollars)
Mean Annual
All Occupations        
Professional        
Sales Managers 280 49.15 50.38 104,790
Administrative Services Managers 220 30.95 35.88 74,630
Accountants & Auditors 870 28.26 30.09 62,580
Budget Analysts 50 30.61 31.17 64,830
Financial Specialists, All Other 60 27.76 26.98 56,110
Computer Programmers 140 30.73 31.55 65,620
Pharmacists 400 58.49 57.95 120,530
Registered Nurses 50,090 28.40 29.50 60,430
Retail        
Retail Salespersons 6,040 10.66 12.30 25,590
Stock Clerks & Order Fillers 2,230 9.78 10.63 22,110
Computer Operators 40 19.82 19.80 41,190
Clerical        
Switchboard Operators 150 12.14 13.86 28,820
Accounting & Auditing Clerks 1,960 16.98 17.41 36,210
Payroll & Timekeeping Clerks 260 17.54 18.43 38,330
Customer Service Representatives 3,090 13.79 14.89 30,960
File Clerks 210 10.85 11.09 23,080
Receptionists & Information Clerks 1,260 10.01 10.79 22,450
Executive Secretaries 1,080 19.06 20.19 42,000
Data Entry Keyers 240 13.73 14.34 29,830
Unskilled        
Couriers & Messengers 140 10.49 10.92 22,710
Construction Laborers 15,40 12.26 13.15 27,360
Parking Lot Attendants 260 9.04 9.17 19,070
Packers & Packagers, Hand 250 9.16 9.86 20,500
Semi-Skilled        
Security Guards 1,360 9.95 10.87 22,610
Sheet Metal Workers 140 27.03 24.86 51,710
Roustabouts, Oil & Gas 290 15.91 16.08 33,440
Skilled        
Architectural & Civil Drafters 80 19.22 21.48 44,680
Machinists 480 20.94 21.91 45,570
Welders, Cutters & Solders 800 20.58 20.65 42,960
Technical        
Medical & Clinical Laboratory Tech 520 13.71 14.67 30,520
Emergency Medical Tech 280 12.44 13.51 28,100
Automotive Service Technicians 730 15.31 17.81 37,040

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

MSA Average Non-Farm Employment – 2016

Total Nonfarm Employment 182,300
   
Goods Producing 23,000
Mining & Logging 3,900
Construction 8,400
Manufacturing 10,700
   
Service-Providing 159,300
Trade, Transportation & Utilities 39,700
 – Wholesale Trade 7,900
 – Retail Trade 25,000
     – General Merchandise Stores 6,000
     – Transportation, Warehouse & Utilities 6,800
Information 2,100
Financial Activities 7,200
Professional & Business Services 16,600
 – Administration & Waste Services 10,200
Education & Health Services 34,100
 – Health Care & Social Assistance 31,600
     – Hospitals 13,500
Leisure & Hospitality 22,600
 – Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 4,300
     – Amusement, Gambling & Recreation 4,100
     – Gambling Industries 3,300
 – Accomodation & Food Services 18,300
     – Food Services & Drinking Places 14,600
Other Services 6,500
Total Government 30,500
 – Federal Government 4,800
 – State Government 5,000
 – Local Government 20,700

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

Information updated August 2017

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