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News Releases:

Jun
18

Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – March 2020

Private industry employer costs for employee compensation among the four regions of the country ranged from $31.00 per hour in the South to $40.20 in the West during March 2020.

Jun
16

Occupational Employment and Wages in Baton Rouge – May 2019

Workers in the Baton Rouge, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $22.22 in May 2019, 14 percent below the nationwide average of $25.72.

Jun
16

Occupational Employment and Wages in Houma-Thibodaux – May 2019

Workers in the Houma-Thibodaux, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $23.59 in May 2019, 8 percent below the nationwide average of $25.72.

Louisiana Economy at a Glance:

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Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

(r)2,102.2 2,107.2 2,110.0 2,126.6 1,931.9 (p)2,046.5

Employment(1)

(r)1,993.2 1,995.9 2,000.1 1,984.9 1,640.6 (p)1,773.3

Unemployment(1)

(r)109.0 111.3 109.9 141.6 291.3 (p)273.2

Unemployment Rate(2)

(r)5.2 5.3 5.2 6.7 15.1 (p)13.3

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(3)

1,983.9 1,988.8 1,995.0 1,960.7 1,722.4 (p)1,755.2

12-month % change

-0.5 -0.4 -0.1 -1.6 -13.6 (p)-11.9

Mining and Logging(3)

37.3 36.7 36.7 35.8 31.8 (p)30.1

12-month % change

1.6 -0.3 -0.3 -3.2 -14.5 (p)-18.9

Construction(3)

135.6 138.1 140.6 138.3 119.8 (p)125.6

12-month % change

-10.5 -8.1 -5.3 -6.0 -17.5 (p)-12.0

Manufacturing(3)

137.7 135.4 135.0 135.6 127.0 (p)128.2

12-month % change

0.4 -1.8 -2.1 -1.9 -7.9 (p)-6.9

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(3)

377.4 378.4 378.0 375.9 339.1 (p)340.0

12-month % change

-0.8 -0.8 -0.8 -1.1 -10.8 (p)-10.5

Information(3)

21.2 21.0 21.7 20.6 18.6 (p)18.5

12-month % change

-7.4 -5.8 -4.0 -8.4 -17.7 (p)-15.9

Financial Activities(3)

92.1 92.3 92.7 92.7 88.7 (p)90.2

12-month % change

0.1 0.2 0.5 0.9 -3.7 (p)-2.2

Professional & Business Services(3)

213.0 216.0 217.1 213.0 194.6 (p)197.1

12-month % change

-0.5 0.1 0.3 -1.5 -10.2 (p)-9.0

Education & Health Services(3)

321.6 322.1 323.3 314.3 285.1 (p)296.8

12-month % change

1.1 1.1 1.3 -1.5 -10.9 (p)-7.3

Leisure & Hospitality(3)

242.2 242.5 243.2 226.7 130.9 (p)145.9

12-month % change

2.3 1.9 2.3 -4.1 -44.8 (p)-38.6

Other Services(3)

73.8 74.3 74.5 75.4 64.7 (p)66.3

12-month % change

0.0 0.4 0.4 2.0 -12.6 (p)-10.5

Government(3)

332.0 332.0 332.2 332.4 322.1 (p)316.5

12-month % change

0.8 0.8 0.6 0.7 -2.8 (p)-4.4

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 Jul 2020
New Orleans Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Jul 2020
Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Jul 2020
Southwest - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Jul 2020
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – Southwest Consumer price indexes Table Jul 2020
Southwest - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Jul 2020
Lafayette, LA, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Jul 2020
Shreveport Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Jul 2020
Business Employment Dynamics in Louisiana – Third Quarter 2019 Employment News Release May 2020
Women’s Earnings in Louisiana – 2018 Pay News Release Dec 2019
Union Members in Louisiana – 2019 Employment News Release Jan 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Baton Rouge – May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Houma-Thibodaux – May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Lafayette – May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Lake Charles – May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in New Orleans–Metairie – May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Shreveport–Bossier City – May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2020
Fatal Occupational Injuries in Louisiana Workplace fatalities Table Dec 2019
Consumer Price Index, South Region – May 2020 Consumer price indexes News Release Jun 2020
Southwest Fatal Occupational Injuries by State Workplace fatalities Table Dec 2019
Southwest Occupational Injury and Illness Rates by State Workplace injuries and illnesses Table Nov 2019
Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators (PDF) Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Jun 2020
Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization in Louisiana – 2019 Unemployment News Release Feb 2020
Employment Indicators In Southwest States (PDF) Employment, Unemployment Table Jun 2020
Employment Indicators in Selected States Employment, Unemployment Table Jun 2020
Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – March 2020 Benefits, Pay News Release Jun 2020
Parish Employment and Wages in Louisiana – First Quarter 2019 Employment, Pay News Release Sep 2019