Ouachita Parish

Ouachita Parish Workforce

 

WORKFORCE STATISTICS (August 2017)

Civilian Labor Force 71,187
Total Employed 67,215
Total Un-employed 3,972
Unemployment Rate 5.6%
La. Workforce Commission, Labor Market Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, not seasonally adjusted, August 2017.
 
 

OCCUPATION CLASSIFICATION (2017)

Blue Collar 21.32%
White Collar 59.08%
Service and Farm 19.60%
Nielsen Segmentation & Market Solutions 2017 Demographic Snapshot.

 

EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES FOR SELECTED OCCUPATIONS (Q3 2016)

  Average Employment Average Weekly Wage
ALL OCCUPATIONS 69,970 $752
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 195 $685
Mining 100 $1,443
Utilities 515 $1,276
Construction 3,721 $812
Manufacturing 5,236 $1,115
Wholesale trade 2,357 $1,172
Retail trade 9,663 $485
Transportation and warehousing 1,530 $891
Information 1,896 $1,062
Finance and insurance 3,453 $938
Real estate and rental and leasing 1,060 $741
Professional and technical services 2,596 $1,008
Management of companies and enterprises 1,707 $1,555
Administrative and waste services 4,169 $543
Educational services 4,464 $684
Health care and social assistance 14,420 $776
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 1,063 $263
Accommodation and food services 6,975 $285
Other services, except public administration 1,945 $632
Public administration 2,904 $927
La. Workforce Commission, Employment and Total Wages Paid by Employers Subject to La. Employment Security Law, Q3 2016.  Released March 2017.