Workforce Data

North Louisiana Workforce

 
 
North Louisiana's workers are unmatched in thier productivity, high retention rate, strong work ethic and willingness to help thier employers succeed.  A 2013 Gallup Report, "State of the American Workplace" shows that Louisiana workers are among the most engaged workers in the nation.  Engaged workers show more enthusiasm, dedication, and willingness to help thier employers succeed.  They drive the innovation, growth and profitability of thier employers.
 
Workforce statistics for our two MSAs can be accessed below. Workforce statistics for the fourteen parishes in our service territory can be accessed through the Parish Workforce Profile links to the right of the page.

Shreveport-Bossier MSA

Workforce Statistics (October 2018)

  Civilian Labor Force 185,805
  Total Employed 176,376
  Total Un-Employed 9,429
  Unemployment Rate 5.1%
La. Workforce Commission, Labor Market Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, not seasonally adjusted, October 2018.
 

Occupation Classification (2018)

  Blue Collar
22.47%
  White Collar
56.76%
  Service and Farm
20.77%
Environics Analytics (EA). Claritas - Pop-Facts Premier 2018, Claritas

Employment and Wages for Selected Occupations (Q4 2017)

  Average Employment Average Weekly Wage

ALL OCCUPATIONS

172,536 $788
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 455 $1,099
Mining 4,119 $1,526
Utilities 1,290 $1,179
Construction 8,270 $951
Manufacturing 10,309 $1,287
Wholesale trade 7,279 $1,127
Retail trade 23,558 $543
Transportation and warehousing 5,962 $1,013
Information 2,284 $934
Finance and insurance 4,308 $1,191
Real estate and rental and leasing 2,943 $830
Professional and technical services 5,578 $1,249
Management of companies and enterprises 1,133 $1,236
Administrative and waste services 9,990 $556
Educational services 15,072 $724
Health care and social assistance 35,397 $1,025
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 4,007 $481
Accommodation and food services 19,644 $343
Other services, except public administration 4,343 $676
Public administration 8,123 $1,008
La. Workforce Commission, Employment and Total Wages Paid by Employers Subject to La. Employment Security Law, Q4 2017. Released July 2018.

Monroe MSA Workforce

Workforce Statistics (October 2018)

  Civilian Labor Force 80,337
  Total Employed 76,211
  Total Un-Employed 4,126
  Unemployment Rate 5.1%
La. Workforce Commission, Labor Market Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, not seasonally adjusted, October 2018.
 

Occupation Classification (2018)

  Blue Collar 22.04%
  White Collar 59.98%
  Service and Farm 17.98%
Environics Analytics (EA). Claritas - Pop-Facts Premier 2018, Claritas 

Employment and Wages for Selected Occupations (Q4 2017)

  Average Employment Average Weekly Wage
ALL OCCUPATIONS 76,342 $771
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 308 $769
Mining 147 $1,435
Utilities 548 $1,229
Construction 3,886 $927
Manufacturing 6,428 $1,088
Wholesale trade 2,275 $1,163
Retail trade 10,460 $479
Transportation and warehousing 1,764 $861
Information 1,988 $1,139
Finance and insurance 3,608 $985
Real estate and rental and leasing 922 $758
Professional and technical services 2,601 $1,107
Management of companies and enterprises 1,390 $1,912
Administrative and waste services 4,190 $528
Educational services 7,029 $734
Health care and social assistance 15,496 $780
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 931 $315
Accommodation and food services 7,326 $284
Other services, except public administration 1,872 $690
Public administration 3,172 $880
La. Workforce Commission, Employment and Total Wages Paid by Employers Subject to La. Employment Security Law, Q4 2017. Released July 2018