Louisiana Employment Analysis

( Data Date : April 2018 )

Louisiana Employment Data

Located in the Bureau of Labor Statistics Southwest region, Louisiana’s economy has historically depended on natural resource extraction and processing, with an emphasis on oil and gas extraction and refining industries. While these industries continue as a significant share of the state’s economy, Louisiana is focused on attracting additional capacity for extraction and processing, new manufacturing plants, and professional and technical employers, thereby diversifying the labor market and adding high-wage and skilled workers. (Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission)

The latest employment scorecard for the State of Louisiana for August 2016 to August 2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Louisiana had a challenging year when looking at the employment scorecard. The labor force and the labor force participation rate both decreased. The unemployment rate declined 0.9 percent to 5.2 percent. but in light of the shrinking labor force, this may be in part due to people simply choosing to stop looking for work. You can view what jobs are available in Louisiana, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.

Louisiana Employment

Louisiana Employment Data:

Louisiana Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)

  • Compared to national rates, louisiana unemployment rate in April 2018 was higher by 0.4% than the U.S. rate of 3.9%.

  • Employment information is based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    Graphs and charts are based on monthly data from 2000 to present (BLS reports monthly data a month to six weeks after the close of each month).

    The data MuniNet Guide uses and presents is seasonally adjusted.