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 (November 2017)

  Civilian Labor Force 186,555
  Total Employed 177,420
  Total Un-Employed 8,584
  Unemployment Rate 4.6%
La. Workforce Commission, Labor Market Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, not seasonally adjusted, November 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 (Q1 2017)

  Average Employment Average Weekly Wage

ALL OCCUPATIONS

173,346 $792
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 453 $832
Mining 3,531 $1537
Utilities 1,323 $1,697
Construction 8,695 $850
Manufacturing 10,115 $1,194
Wholesale trade 7,237 $1,091
Retail trade 23,284 $528
Transportation and warehousing 5,743 $987
Information 2,437 $879
Finance and insurance 4,173 $1,207
Real estate and rental and leasing 2,842 $724
Professional and technical services 5,614 $985
Management of companies and enterprises 1,152 $1,745
Administrative and waste services 9,783 $526
Educational services 15,298 $646
Health care and social assistance 35,539 $921
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 4,184 $523
Accommodation and food services 19,596 $336
Other services, except public administration 4,143 $610
Public administration 8,198 $990

La. Workforce Commission, Employment and Total Wages Paid by Employers Subject to La. Employment Security Law, Q1 2017. Released September 2017.

Monroe MSA Workforce

Workforce Statistics (November 2017)

  Civilian Labor Force 81,555
  Total Employed 78,028
  Total Un-Employed 3,527
  Unemployment Rate 4.3%
La. Workforce Commission, Labor Market Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, not seasonally adjusted, November 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 (Q1 2017)

  Average Employment Average Weekly Wage
ALL OCCUPATIONS 75,418 $775
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 322 $828
Mining 160 $1,582
Utilities 560 $1,427
Construction 3,861 $799
Manufacturing 6,451 $1,058
Wholesale trade 2,325 $1,174
Retail trade 10,199 $485
Transportation and warehousing 1,713 $837
Information 2,094 $1,466
Finance and insurance 3,589 $1,007
Real estate and rental and leasing 1,038 $716
Professional and technical services 2,599 $933
Management of companies and enterprises 1,417 $3,237
Administrative and waste services 3,936 $519
Educational services 7,051 $645
Health care and social assistance 15,264 $716
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 931 $264
Accommodation and food services 7,088 $273
Other services, except public administration 1,684 $661
Public administration 3,138 $912
La. Workforce Commission, Employment and Total Wages Paid by Employers Subject to La. Employment Security Law, Q1 2017. Released September 2017