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 2019 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 (September 2020)

  Civilian Labor Force 188,011
  Total Employed 173,618
  Total Un-Employed 14,393
  Unemployment Rate 7.7%
La. Workforce Commission, Labor Market Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, not seasonally adjusted, September 2020.
 

Occupation Classification (2020)

  Blue Collar
22.27%
  White Collar
58.29%
  Service and Farm
19.44%
Environics Analytics (EA). Claritas - Pop-Facts Premier 2020, Claritas

Employment and Wages for Selected Occupations (Q1 2020)

  Average Employment Average Weekly Wage

ALL OCCUPATIONS

172,096 $854
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 515 $917
Mining 4,319 $1,635
Utilities 1,315 $1,772
Construction 7,880 $884
Manufacturing 10,819 $1,227
Wholesale trade 6,839 $1,129
Retail trade 21,855 $567
Transportation and warehousing 6,428 $1,035
Information 2,011 $965
Finance and insurance 4,034 $1,269
Real estate and rental and leasing 3,116 $832
Professional and technical services 6,643 $1,080
Management of companies and enterprises 963 $1,693
Administrative and waste services 10,171 $546
Educational services 14,617 $718
Health care and social assistance 35,052 $1,006
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 3,544 $563
Accommodation and food services 19,599 $348
Other services, except public administration 3,997 $640
Public administration 8,379 $1,061
La. Workforce Commission, Employment and Total Wages Paid by Employers Subject to La. Employment Security Law, Q1 2020.

Monroe MSA Workforce

Workforce Statistics (September 2020)

  Civilian Labor Force 83,305
  Total Employed 77,677
  Total Un-Employed 5,628
  Unemployment Rate 6.8%
La. Workforce Commission, Labor Market Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, not seasonally adjusted, September 2020.
 

Occupation Classification (2020)

  Blue Collar 22.11%
  White Collar 58.19%
  Service and Farm 19.70%
Environics Analytics (EA). Claritas - Pop-Facts Premier 2020, Claritas 

Employment and Wages for Selected Occupations (Q1 2020)

  Average Employment Average Weekly Wage
ALL OCCUPATIONS 74,370 $796
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 263 $825
Mining 127 $911
Utilities 617 $1,576
Construction 3,596 $785
Manufacturing 6,173 $1,148
Wholesale trade 2,132 $1,333
Retail trade 9,309 $491
Transportation and warehousing 1,958 $846
Information 1,773 $1,431
Finance and insurance 2,797 $1,208
Real estate and rental and leasing 1,053 $750
Professional and technical services 2,615 $984
Management of companies and enterprises 1,161 $3,016
Administrative and waste services 4,739 $615
Educational services 7,043 $692
Health care and social assistance 15,607 $747
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 981 $278
Accommodation and food services 7,360 $284
Other services, except public administration 1,825 $685
Public administration 3,241 $960
La. Workforce Commission, Employment and Total Wages Paid by Employers Subject to La. Employment Security Law, Q1 2020.