Louisiana job statistics

September 23, 2013

Louisiana adds jobs in August, many in low-wage industries

Louisiana’s jobs picture continued to improve in August.

The state added 14,000 nonfarm jobs in August – the 10th time in the last year jobs have increased. Nonfarm employment is currently at an all-time high of 1.952 million.

That’s certainly good news.…

August 29, 2013

The State of Working Louisiana 2013

While corporate profits and worker productivity have grown considerably in Louisiana over the past three decades, typical Louisiana workers did not see much improvement in their paycheck, according to a new report by the Louisiana Budget Project.