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 (February 2018)

  Civilian Labor Force 189,749
  Total Employed 181,678
  Total Un-Employed 8,071
  Unemployment Rate 4.3%
La. Workforce Commission, Labor Market Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, not seasonally adjusted, February 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 (Q3 2017)

  Average Employment Average Weekly Wage

ALL OCCUPATIONS

172,536 $788
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 439 $832
Mining 3,919 $1,441
Utilities 1,298 $1,311
Construction 8,967 $853
Manufacturing 10,213 $1,138
Wholesale trade 7,345 $1,034
Retail trade 23,025 $517
Transportation and warehousing 5,745 $955
Information 2,346 $849
Finance and insurance 4,265 $1,081
Real estate and rental and leasing 2,885 $745
Professional and technical services 5,421 $1,026
Management of companies and enterprises 1,106 $1,231
Administrative and waste services 10,045 $530
Educational services 13,748 $721
Health care and social assistance 35,232 $945
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 4,329 $483
Accommodation and food services 19,811 $338
Other services, except public administration 4,163 $614
Public administration 8,216 $1,019
La. Workforce Commission, Employment and Total Wages Paid by Employers Subject to La. Employment Security Law, Q3 2017. Released March 2018.

Monroe MSA Workforce

Workforce Statistics (February 2018)

  Civilian Labor Force 80,984
  Total Employed 77,463
  Total Un-Employed 3,521
  Unemployment Rate 4.3%
La. Workforce Commission, Labor Market Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, not seasonally adjusted, February 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 (Q3 2017)

  Average Employment Average Weekly Wage
ALL OCCUPATIONS 74,051 $722
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 305 $719
Mining 156 $1,380
Utilities 547 $1,297
Construction 3,896 $810
Manufacturing 6,439 $1,001
Wholesale trade 2,300 $1,116
Retail trade 10,198 $466
Transportation and warehousing 1,683 $843
Information 2,005 $1,166
Finance and insurance 3,611 $915
Real estate and rental and leasing 1,005 $739
Professional and technical services 2,604 $952
Management of companies and enterprises 1,413 $1,521
Administrative and waste services 4,234 $501
Educational services 4,908 $652
Health care and social assistance 15,456 $732
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 1,046 $266
Accommodation and food services 7,258 $276
Other services, except public administration 1,830 $651
Public administration 3,159 $911
La. Workforce Commission, Employment and Total Wages Paid by Employers Subject to La. Employment Security Law, Q3 2017. Released March 2018