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Unemployment Rates In Louisiana

The unemployment rate in Louisiana is 4.9 as of January 2014. In contrast, the national unemployment rate is 6.7 percent.

Unemployment rates in the state have decreased steadily month after month since August of the previous year (2013).

Fluctuation of unemployment rates through the last years:

Louisiana Unemployment Rates Information
  • August 2013: 6.2 percent
  • September 2013: 6.0 percent
  • October 2013: 5.8 percent
  • November 2013: 5.6 percent
  • December 2013: 5.4 percent
  • January 2013: 4.9 percent

*Data in percent, seasonally adjusted.

The civilian labor force in Louisiana is currently 2,093.0 with 1,990.5 employment and 102.5 of unemployment. The labor force has remained stable through the last years. Check the data provided below:

  • August 2013: 2,099.4
  • September 2013: 2,096.7
  • October 2013: 2,097.6
  • November 2013: 2,095.3
  • December 2013: 2,095.0
  • January 2013: 2,093.0

*Number of individuals in thousands, seasonally adjusted, preliminary data.

In terms of employment areas, these are the latest statistics regarding nonfarm wage and salary employment (January 2014):

  • Total Nonfarm: 1,956.3 with 0.9 12-month percent change.
  • Mining and Logging: 52.7 with -1.3 12-month percent change.
  • Construction: 130.9 with 1.5 12-month percent change.
  • Manufacturing: 146.5 with -1.9 12-month percent change.
  • Trade, Transportation and Utilities: 386.0 with 1.4 12-month percent change.
  • Information: 22.9 with -9.8 12-month percent change.
  • Financial Activities: 96.0 with 1.8 12-month percent change.
  • Professional and Business Services: 207.0 with 1.0 12-month percent change.
  • Education and Health Services: 291.6 with 1.5 12-month percent change.
  • Leisure and Hospitality: 220.7 with 4.7 12-month percent change.
  • Other Services: 65.9 with 0.9 12-month percent change.
  • Government: 336.1 with -2.1 12-month percent change.

* Data provided by The Bureau of Labor Statistics, preliminary, number of persons in thousands, seasonally adjusted.

If you have any questions, contact the Research and Statistics Division, LMI Unitby:

Mail:

Research and Statistics Division, LMI Unit1001 North 23rd Street
Post Office Box 94094

Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9094

Fax: 225-342-9192

Email:oois@lwc.la.gov