Ouachita Parish

Ouachita Parish Workforce

 

WORKFORCE STATISTICS (September 2018)

Civilian Labor Force 70,226
Total Employed 66,469
Total Un-employed 3,757
Unemployment Rate 5.3%
La. Workforce Commission, Labor Market Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, not seasonally adjusted, September 2018
 
 

OCCUPATION CLASSIFICATION (2018)

Blue Collar 20.66%
White Collar 61.26%
Service and Farm 18.08%
Environics Analytics (EA). Claritas - Pop-Facts Premier 2018, Claritas

 

EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES FOR SELECTED OCCUPATIONS (Q4 2017)

  Average Employment Average Weekly Wage
ALL OCCUPATIONS 71,304 $783
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 171 $744
Mining 144 $1,442
Utilities 497 $1,255
Construction 3,586 $940
Manufacturing 5,004 $1,248
Wholesale trade 2,206 $1,165
Retail trade 9,850 $477
Transportation and warehousing 1,615 $865
Information 1,945 $1,141
Finance and insurance 3,509 $987
Real estate and rental and leasing 915 $760
Professional and technical services 2,526 $1,104
Management of companies and enterprises 1,389 $1,913
Administrative and waste services 4,087 $529
Educational services 6,434 $740
Health care and social assistance 14,705 $791
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 895 $313
Accommodation and food services 7,084 $286
Other services, except public administration 1,824 $692
Public administration 2,917 $898
La. Workforce Commission, Employment and Total Wages Paid by Employers Subject to La. Employment Security Law, Q4 2017.  Released July 2018.