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 (January 2021)

  Civilian Labor Force 180,331
  Total Employed 167,017
  Total Un-Employed 13,314
  Unemployment Rate 7.4%
La. Workforce Commission, Labor Market Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, not seasonally adjusted, January 2021.
 

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 (Q3 2020)

  Average Employment Average Weekly Wage

ALL OCCUPATIONS

159,015 $896
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 505 $890
Mining 3,444 $1,527
Utilities 1,280 $1,559
Construction 7,986 $943
Manufacturing 9,579 $1,154
Wholesale trade 6,399 $1,147
Retail trade 21,404 $603
Transportation and warehousing 6,071 $1,011
Information 1,827 $1,012
Finance and insurance 3,924 $1,258
Real estate and rental and leasing 2,804 $832
Professional and technical services 6,280 $1,126
Management of companies and enterprises 944 $1,311
Administrative and waste services 9,231 $588
Educational services 12,687 $818
Health care and social assistance 33,792 $1,115
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 2,445 $550
Accommodation and food services 16,362 $365
Other services, except public administration 3,777 $676
Public administration 8,273 $1,095
La. Workforce Commission, Employment and Total Wages Paid by Employers Subject to La. Employment Security Law, Q3 2020.

Monroe MSA Workforce

Workforce Statistics (January 2021)

  Civilian Labor Force 78,629
  Total Employed 73,433
  Total Un-Employed 5,196
  Unemployment Rate 6.6%
La. Workforce Commission, Labor Market Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, not seasonally adjusted, January 2021.
 

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 (Q3 2020)

  Average Employment Average Weekly Wage
ALL OCCUPATIONS 68,851 $798
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 258 $768
Mining 104 $1,358
Utilities 605 $1,508
Construction 3,722 $882
Manufacturing 5,709 $1,179
Wholesale trade 2,006 $1,209
Retail trade 9,118 $528
Transportation and warehousing 1,908 $910
Information 1,626 $1,213
Finance and insurance 2,761 $1,124
Real estate and rental and leasing 986 $774
Professional and technical services 2,344 $1,059
Management of companies and enterprises 1,067 $1,558
Administrative and waste services 4,811 $643
Educational services 4,753 $698
Health care and social assistance 14,986 $788
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 936 $313
Accommodation and food services 6,388 $303
Other services, except public administration 1,716 $721
Public administration 3,064 $991
La. Workforce Commission, Employment and Total Wages Paid by Employers Subject to La. Employment Security Law, Q3 2020.