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Economic Summaries:

Economic Summaries are specialized products that combine data graphically from subjects such as unemployment, inflation, and wages into a single document for selected metropolitan areas. To view a specific area in this region, use the dropdown list below or click here.

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Jul
01

Dallas-Fort Worth Area Employment — May 2020

Total nonfarm employment in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at stood at 3,541,000 in May 2020, down 226,800 from one year earlier.

Jun
18

Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – March 2020

Private industry employer costs for employee compensation among the four regions of the country ranged from $31.00 per hour in the South to $40.20 in the West during March 2020.

Jun
16

Occupational Employment and Wages in Baton Rouge – May 2019

Workers in the Baton Rouge, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $22.22 in May 2019, 14 percent below the nationwide average of $25.72.

Jun
16

Occupational Employment and Wages in Houma-Thibodaux – May 2019

Workers in the Houma-Thibodaux, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $23.59 in May 2019, 8 percent below the nationwide average of $25.72.

Jun
16

Occupational Employment and Wages in Lafayette – May 2019

Workers in the Lafayette, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $20.01 in May 2019, 22 percent below the nationwide average of $25.72.

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