Ouachita Parish

Ouachita Parish Workforce

 

WORKFORCE STATISTICS (August 2019)

Civilian Labor Force 69,015
Total Employed 65,295
Total Un-employed 3,720
Unemployment Rate 5.4%
La. Workforce Commission, Labor Market Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, not seasonally adjusted, August 2019
 
 

OCCUPATION CLASSIFICATION (2019)

Blue Collar 20.62%
White Collar 59.19%
Service and Farm 20.19%
Environics Analytics (EA). Claritas - Pop-Facts Premier 2019, Claritas

 

EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES FOR SELECTED OCCUPATIONS (Q1 2019)

  Average Employment Average Weekly Wage
ALL OCCUPATIONS 70,134 $800
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 136 $908
Mining 95 $1,163
Utilities 563 $1,487
Construction 3,271 $806
Manufacturing 5,076 $1,248
Wholesale trade 2,120 $1,339
Retail trade 8,911 $494
Transportation and warehousing 1,793 $811
Information 2,027 $1,454
Finance and insurance 2,835 $1,122
Real estate and rental and leasing 999 $761
Professional and technical services 2,601 $957
Management of companies and enterprises 1,163 $3,029
Administrative and waste services 4,450 $610
Educational services 6,526 $681
Health care and social assistance 14,731 $751
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 847 $273
Accommodation and food services 7,409 $277
Other services, except public administration 1,785 $730
Public administration 2,795 $954
La. Workforce Commission, Employment and Total Wages Paid by Employers Subject to La. Employment Security Law, Q1 2019.  Released September 2019.