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News Releases:
Feb
26
Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization in Louisiana – 2023

In 2023, the broadest measure of labor underutilization, designated U-6, was 6.8 percent in Louisiana.

Feb
13
Consumer Price Index, South Region — January 2024

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the South rose 0.6 percent in January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Feb
05
Women’s Earnings in Louisiana – 2022

In 2022, Louisiana women who were full-time wage and salary workers had median usual weekly earnings of $822, or 77.3 percent of the $1,064 median usual weekly earnings of their male counterparts.

Louisiana Economy at a Glance:
Louisiana
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July
2023
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2023
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Oct
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Nov
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Dec
2023

Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

(r)2,070.9 (r)2,071.9 (r)2,074.4 (r)2,077.0 (r)2,077.6 (r)2,077.6

Employment(1)

(r)1,999.8 (r)1,996.9 (r)1,995.2 (r)1,994.2 (r)1,994.4 (r)1,995.0

Unemployment(1)

(r)71.1 (r)75.0 (r)79.2 (r)82.7 (r)83.2 (r)82.6

Unemployment Rate(2)

(r)3.4 (r)3.6 (r)3.8 (r)4.0 (r)4.0 (r)4.0

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(3)

1,957.2 1,970.0 1,978.8 1,974.0 1,970.6 (p)1,973.9

12-month % change

1.6 2.1 2.4 2.3 1.9 (p)1.9

Mining and Logging(3)

33.6 33.5 33.2 33.1 33.3 (p)33.4

12-month % change

8.0 6.7 4.7 5.8 5.4 (p)5.7

Construction(3)

136.6 140.5 140.2 138.5 139.3 (p)139.4

12-month % change

5.2 8.2 7.9 10.7 7.6 (p)6.3

Manufacturing(3)

138.1 138.4 139.0 138.7 138.5 (p)138.4

12-month % change

2.5 2.2 2.4 1.7 1.8 (p)1.7

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(3)

370.0 373.1 372.8 373.6 370.5 (p)371.4

12-month % change

-1.6 -1.0 -1.3 -0.2 -1.0 (p)-0.1

Information(3)

23.7 24.1 24.1 23.9 23.5 (p)23.3

12-month % change

-1.3 1.7 3.4 3.5 0.4 (p)0.4

Financial Activities(3)

94.5 94.4 94.7 95.5 94.9 (p)94.5

12-month % change

4.9 4.4 4.6 4.5 3.6 (p)3.1

Professional & Business Services(3)

222.5 224.1 223.8 221.7 220.6 (p)220.5

12-month % change

0.9 1.3 1.2 0.9 0.6 (p)0.7

Education & Health Services(3)

335.3 336.7 342.8 338.3 339.4 (p)341.3

12-month % change

3.0 3.3 5.1 3.3 3.2 (p)3.4

Leisure & Hospitality(3)

217.6 217.2 218.1 219.2 219.6 (p)220.5

12-month % change

2.4 2.2 2.3 0.6 0.8 (p)0.7

Other Services(3)

69.4 70.2 71.3 71.6 71.4 (p)70.9

12-month % change

-2.5 -1.5 -0.1 1.4 2.7 (p)1.3

Government(3)

315.9 317.8 318.8 319.9 319.6 (p)320.3

12-month % change

1.6 1.9 2.1 2.5 2.2 (p)2.3

Footnotes
(1) Number of persons, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(2) In percent, seasonally adjusted.
(3) Number of jobs, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Baton Rouge Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2024
New Orleans Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2024
Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Mar 2024
Southwest - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Mar 2024
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – Southwest Consumer price indexes Table Mar 2024
Southwest - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Mar 2024
Lafayette, LA, Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2024
Shreveport Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2024
Business Employment Dynamics in Louisiana – Third Quarter 2022 Employment News Release May 2023
Women’s Earnings in Louisiana – 2022 Pay News Release Feb 2024
Union Members in Louisiana – 2023 Employment News Release Feb 2024
Occupational Employment and Wages in Baton Rouge — May 2021 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2022
Occupational Employment and Wages in Houma-Thibodaux — May 2021 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2022
Occupational Employment and Wages in Lafayette — May 2021 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2022
Occupational Employment and Wages in Lake Charles — May 2021 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2022
Occupational Employment and Wages in New Orleans-Metairie — May 2021 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2022
Occupational Employment and Wages in Shreveport-Bossier City — May 2021 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2022
Fatal Occupational Injuries in Louisiana Workplace fatalities Table Jan 2024
Consumer Price Index, South Region — January 2024 Consumer price indexes News Release Feb 2024
Southwest Fatal Occupational Injuries by State Workplace fatalities Table Jan 2024
Southwest Occupational Injury and Illness Rates by State Workplace injuries and illnesses Table Jan 2024
Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators (PDF) Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Feb 2024
Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization in Louisiana – 2023 Unemployment News Release Feb 2024
Employment Indicators In Southwest States (PDF) (PDF) Employment, Unemployment Table Jun 2022
Employment Indicators in Selected States Employment, Unemployment Table Jun 2022
Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – September 2023 Benefits, Pay News Release Dec 2023
Parish Employment and Wages in Louisiana – First Quarter 2023 Employment, Pay News Release Sep 2023
Louisiana Job Openings and Labor Turnover — November 2023 Employment News Release Jan 2024