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 (September 2019)

  Civilian Labor Force 183,414
  Total Employed 174,463
  Total Un-Employed 8,951
  Unemployment Rate 4.9%
La. Workforce Commission, Labor Market Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, not seasonally adjusted, September 2019.
 

Occupation Classification (2019)

  Blue Collar
20.53%
  White Collar
58.30%
  Service and Farm
21.17%
Environics Analytics (EA). Claritas - Pop-Facts Premier 2019, Claritas

Employment and Wages for Selected Occupations (Q1 2019)

  Average Employment Average Weekly Wage

ALL OCCUPATIONS174411

174,411 $843
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 499 $902
Mining 4,872 $1,696
Utilities 1,260 $1,835
Construction 8,120 $875
Manufacturing 10,849 $1,228
Wholesale trade 6,944 $1,123
Retail trade 22,409 $549
Transportation and warehousing 6,432 $1,006
Information 2,217 $917
Finance and insurance 4,014 $1,191
Real estate and rental and leasing 2,984 $807
Professional and technical services 6,824 $1,149
Management of companies and enterprises 1,120 $1,553
Administrative and waste services 10,663 $530
Educational services 14,776 $698
Health care and social assistance 34,580 $984
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 3,722 $599
Accommodation and food services 19,950 $343
Other services, except public administration 4,062 $617
Public administration 8,114 $1,066
La. Workforce Commission, Employment and Total Wages Paid by Employers Subject to La. Employment Security Law, Q1 2019.

Monroe MSA Workforce

Workforce Statistics (September 2019)

  Civilian Labor Force 78,346
  Total Employed 74,372
  Total Un-Employed 3,974
  Unemployment Rate 5.1%
La. Workforce Commission, Labor Market Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, not seasonally adjusted, September 2019.
 

Occupation Classification (2019)

  Blue Collar 22.14%
  White Collar 57.87%
  Service and Farm 19.99%
Environics Analytics (EA). Claritas - Pop-Facts Premier 2019, Claritas 

Employment and Wages for Selected Occupations (Q1 2019)

  Average Employment Average Weekly Wage
ALL OCCUPATIONS 76,342 $788
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 308 $809
Mining 147 $1,161
Utilities 548 $1,452
Construction 3,886 $799
Manufacturing 6,428 $1,114
Wholesale trade 2,275 $1,332
Retail trade 10,460 $493
Transportation and warehousing 1,764 $819
Information 1,988 $1,448
Finance and insurance 3,608 $1,114
Real estate and rental and leasing 922 $761
Professional and technical services 2,601 $950
Management of companies and enterprises 1,390 $3,018
Administrative and waste services 4,190 $606
Educational services 7,029 $674
Health care and social assistance 15,496 $745
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 931 $280
Accommodation and food services 7,326 $275
Other services, except public administration 1,872 $725
Public administration 3,172 $931
La. Workforce Commission, Employment and Total Wages Paid by Employers Subject to La. Employment Security Law, Q1 2019.