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 (May 2017)

  Civilian Labor Force 186,734
  Total Employed 175,484
  Total Un-Employed 11,250
  Unemployment Rate 6.0%
La. Workforce Commission, Labor Market Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, not seasonally adjusted, May 2017.
 

Occupation Classification (2017)

  Blue Collar 22.93%
  White Collar 55.80%
  Service and Farm 21.27%
Nielsen Segmentation & Market Solutions 2017 Demographic Snapshot.

Employment and Wages for Selected Occupations (Q3 2016)

  Average Employment Average Weekly Wage

ALL OCCUPATIONS

174,367 $789
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 488 $859
Mining 3,573 $1,519
Utilities 1,318 $1,288
Construction 9,164 $879
Manufacturing 10,324 $1,143
Wholesale trade 7,337 $1,105
Retail trade 23,675 $516
Transportation and warehousing 5,751 $1,010
Information 2,388 $872
Finance and insurance 4,270 $1,050
Real estate and rental and leasing 2,866 $736
Professional and technical services 5,280 $990
Management of companies and enterprises 1,295 $1,115
Administrative and waste services 10,245 $516
Educational services 13,699 $728
Health care and social assistance 35,493 $946
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 4,720 $487
Accommodation and food services 19,925 $332
Other services, except public administration 4,342 $604
Public administration 8,222 $1,019
La. Workforce Commission, Employment and Total Wages Paid by Employers Subject to La. Employment Security Law, Q3 2016. Released March 2017.

Monroe MSA Workforce

Workforce Statistics (May 2017)

  Civilian Labor Force 80,916
  Total Employed 76,317
  Total Un-Employed 4,599
  Unemployment Rate 5.7%
La. Workforce Commission, Labor Market Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, not seasonally adjusted, May 2017.
 

Occupation Classification (2017)

  Blue Collar 22.44%
  White Collar 58.16%
  Service and Farm 19.40%
Nielsen Segmentation & Market Solutions 2017 Demographic Snapshot. 

Employment and Wages for Selected Occupations (Q3 2016)

  Average Employment Average Weekly Wage
ALL OCCUPATIONS 74,791 $741
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 357 $800
Mining 107 $1,372
Utilities 572 $1,260
Construction 3,998 $799
Manufacturing 6,550 $1,008
Wholesale trade 2,422 $1,168
Retail trade 10,285 $484
Transportation and warehousing 1,676 $886
Information 1,945 $1,063
Finance and insurance 3,564 $932
Real estate and rental and leasing 1,074 $739
Professional and technical services 2,639 $1,001
Management of companies and enterprises 1,709 $1,553
Administrative and waste services 4,378 $541
Educational services 4,973 $658
Health care and social assistance 15,058 $766
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 1,102 $269
Accommodation and food services 7,205 $284
Other services, except public administration 1,990 $631
Public administration 3,186 $907
La. Workforce Commission, Employment and Total Wages Paid by Employers Subject to La. Employment Security Law, Q3 2016. Released March 2017