Total Labor Force (2018)

2,099,349

Total Population

4,659,978

Population Rank Among States

25th

American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student

$13,118

Rank Among States

30th

U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)

4.9%

Rank Among States

47th (tied)

BLS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Calcasieu Consortium Workforce Development Board

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City of Shreveport Community Development Workforce Bureau

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East Baton Rouge Workforce Development Board

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First Planning District Workforce Development Board

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Jefferson Parish Workforce Development Board

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Lafourche Parish Consortium

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Louisiana Workforce Development Board #40

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New Orleans Workforce Development Board

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Ouachita Parish Workforce Development Board

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Rapides Parish Workforce Development Board

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Rivers Parishes Workforce Development Board

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Second Planning District Consortium

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Seventh Planning District Consortium

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Sixth Planning District Consortium – LWIA #60

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Union Parish Consortium

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WIOA Funding

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Labor Force Data

*United States Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance National Data, 2018 Non-seasonally adjusted

Louisiana National
Year-over Annual Job Growth
0.5%
1.7%
Year-over Average Wage Growth
2.2%
3.3%
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
4.9%
3.9%
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
32.4%
34.6%
Annual Labor Participation Rate
58.7%
62.9%

Education Levels

*Ages 25 and Older according to the American Community Survey (ACS) educational attainment data.

Less than high school (14.9% Louisiana | 12.0% National)
14.9%
12%
High school (34.0% Louisiana | 27.1% National)
34%
27.1%
Some college/Associate Degree (27.3% Louisiana | 28.9% National)
27.3%
28.9%
Bachelor's degree or greater (23.8% Louisiana | 32.0% National)
23.8%
32%

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