Louisiana Monthly Employment Statistics

  • 2,005,510 employed workers
  • 90,271 unemployed workers
  • 4.3% unemployment rate

Workforce Data

The total employment for Louisiana is 1,980,900, which is -100 less than last month, a decrease of 0.01%. The total employment a year ago was 1,981,900, which is -1,000 greater than today. Employment has decreased by 0.05% in the last year. Last months' employment total was revised from 1,981,000 to 1,979,700. This revision is a change of 0.07% from the preliminary numbers.

The Trade, Transport and Utilities sectors are the leading employers in Louisiana. There are 380,500 employees in the sector. Last month the sector had 381,600 employees last month, a decrease of 1,100 (0.29%). Last year the sector had 380,100 employees last year, an increase of 400 (0.11%).

The chart below illustrates the total monthly employment:
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Earnings

In the month of July, 2019 the average hours worked was 42.5, this was a decrease from last month, which averaged 44.2 hours. This represents a change of 3.8%. Average hourly wages for the month were $22.70 per hour, which translates to $964.75 per week. Hourly wages increased over the last month from $22.44 per hour an increase of 1.2%. Weekly wages decreased over the last month from $991.85 per week a decrease of 2.7%.

A year ago, the average hours worked was 43.8 hourse per week, which is a decrease of 3.0%. Hourly wages have increased over the last year from $22.13 per hour, an increase of 2.6%. Weekly wages have increased over the last year from $969.29 per week, an increase of 0.5%.

The chart below illustrates the average monthly wages:




Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate decreased in July, 2019 from 4.3% to this months' 4.3%. A year ago the unemployment rate was 5.0%, 0.7% lower today. The total workforce in July, 2019 was 2,095,781, which is 0.1% lower than last months 2,097,545 and is 0.1% lower than last months 2,102,417. The total number of unemployed in Louisiana is 90,271 as compared to the revised figure from last month of 90,492 and 104,955 unemployed a year ago.

The chart below illustrates the change in the unemployment rate over the last year in Louisiana:






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About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & HomeGearWorks.com. Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.