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News Releases:

May
11

Consumer Price Index, South Region — April 2022

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the South increased 0.5 percent in April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

May
05

Business Employment Dynamics in Louisiana – Third Quarter 2021

From June 2021 to September 2021, gross job loss from closing and contracting establishments in LA were 129,960; gross job gains from opening and expanding private-sector establishments were 102,880.

Apr
12

Consumer Price Index, South Region — March 2022

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the South increased 1.4 percent in March, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Louisiana Economy at a Glance:

Louisiana
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Oct
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2021
Dec
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Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

(r)2,058.3 (r)2,060.4 (r)2,062.6 2,069.1 2,078.2 (p)2,089.7

Employment(1)

(r)1,962.6 (r)1,967.4 (r)1,971.3 1,979.3 1,989.0 (p)2,001.9

Unemployment(1)

(r)95.7 (r)93.0 (r)91.3 89.8 89.3 (p)87.8

Unemployment Rate(2)

(r)4.6 (r)4.5 (r)4.4 4.3 4.3 (p)4.2

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(3)

1,880.6 1,888.2 1,896.4 1,902.4 1,905.2 (p)1,905.1

12-month % change

2.5 2.5 2.5 2.9 3.1 (p)2.5

Mining and Logging(3)

29.7 30.1 30.3 30.5 31.0 (p)31.4

12-month % change

4.2 4.5 5.6 5.9 7.3 (p)6.8

Construction(3)

133.2 129.7 133.5 131.8 132.6 (p)134.3

12-month % change

11.7 8.0 10.0 7.5 7.6 (p)7.6

Manufacturing(3)

129.3 130.2 130.9 132.1 133.9 (p)134.1

12-month % change

0.6 1.4 1.5 2.6 4.6 (p)4.5

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(3)

364.2 364.7 366.7 367.7 370.6 (p)368.9

12-month % change

0.1 0.1 0.6 1.1 1.8 (p)1.0

Information(3)

23.3 23.8 23.6 24.5 23.1 (p)23.1

12-month % change

23.3 26.6 23.6 27.6 19.1 (p)18.5

Financial Activities(3)

90.0 92.2 90.7 89.5 89.7 (p)89.8

12-month % change

1.6 4.2 2.6 1.0 0.9 (p)1.0

Professional & Business Services(3)

216.9 217.0 219.6 217.6 219.6 (p)220.9

12-month % change

5.0 5.0 5.5 5.2 6.3 (p)5.3

Education & Health Services(3)

313.0 315.0 315.0 315.9 316.3 (p)316.4

12-month % change

0.3 0.5 -0.1 0.1 0.5 (p)0.0

Leisure & Hospitality(3)

203.2 206.2 207.9 211.2 210.8 (p)209.3

12-month % change

8.4 7.2 7.9 9.9 10.0 (p)7.9

Other Services(3)

68.3 69.7 68.9 69.1 68.8 (p)68.6

12-month % change

1.0 1.9 0.0 0.6 0.6 (p)-1.4

Government(3)

309.5 309.6 309.3 312.5 308.8 (p)308.3

12-month % change

-1.5 -1.2 -1.5 -0.7 -1.6 (p)-1.7

Footnotes
(1) Number of persons, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(2) In percent, seasonally adjusted.
(3) Number of jobs, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Baton Rouge Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary May 2022
New Orleans Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary May 2022
Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators Consumer price indexes CPI Summary May 2022
Southwest - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table May 2022
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – Southwest Consumer price indexes Table May 2022
Southwest - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table May 2022
Lafayette, LA, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary May 2022
Shreveport Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary May 2022
Business Employment Dynamics in Louisiana – Third Quarter 2021 Employment News Release May 2022
Women’s Earnings in Louisiana – 2020 Pay News Release Oct 2021
Union Members in Louisiana – 2021 Employment News Release Feb 2022
Occupational Employment and Wages in Baton Rouge — May 2020 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2021
Occupational Employment and Wages in Houma-Thibodaux — May 2020 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2021
Occupational Employment and Wages in Lafayette — May 2020 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2021
Occupational Employment and Wages in Lake Charles — May 2020 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2021
Occupational Employment and Wages in New Orleans-Metairie — May 2020 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2021
Occupational Employment and Wages in Shreveport-Bossier City — May 2020 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2021
Fatal Occupational Injuries in Louisiana Workplace fatalities Table Dec 2020
Consumer Price Index, South Region — April 2022 Consumer price indexes News Release May 2022
Southwest Fatal Occupational Injuries by State Workplace fatalities Table Dec 2020
Southwest Occupational Injury and Illness Rates by State Workplace injuries and illnesses Table Nov 2020
Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators (PDF) Consumer price indexes CPI Summary May 2022
Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization in Louisiana – 2021 Unemployment News Release Feb 2022
Employment Indicators In Southwest States (PDF) Employment, Unemployment Table Apr 2022
Employment Indicators in Selected States Employment, Unemployment Table Apr 2022
Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – December 2021 Benefits, Pay News Release Mar 2022
Parish Employment and Wages in Louisiana – First Quarter 2021 Employment, Pay News Release Sep 2021