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Dec
11

Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – September 2014

Employer costs for employee compensation in private industry among the four regions of the country ranged from $27.38 per hour in the South to $34.95 in the Northeast during September 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Mar
27

Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization in Louisiana – 2014

In 2014, the broadest measure of labor underutilization, designated U-6, was 11.3 percent in Louisiana, not significantly different from the 12.0-percent rate for the nation, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Mar
24

Consumer Price Index, South Region – February 2015

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the South increased 0.5 percent in February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Louisiana Economy at a Glance:

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Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force (1)

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2,180.5 2,188.8 2,195.5 2,200.5 2,203.2 (P) 2,202.3

Employment (1)

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2,030.5 2,034.8 2,038.4 2,041.2 2,049.6 (P) 2,054.0

Unemployment (1)

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150.0 154.0 157.1 159.4 153.6 (P) 148.3

Unemployment Rate (2)

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6.9 7.0 7.2 7.2 7.0 (P) 6.7

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm (3)

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1,987.5 1,991.8 1,994.4 1,996.6 1,989.0 (P) 1,988.3

12-month % change

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1.5 1.5 1.4 1.8 1.3 (P) 1.0

Mining and Logging (3)

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54.0 53.1 53.0 52.7 52.0 (P) 50.7

12-month % change

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-0.7 -2.4 -2.6 -2.6 -4.2 (P) -6.1

Construction (3)

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144.1 143.3 142.5 141.7 138.0 (P) 137.3

12-month % change

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9.5 7.7 7.4 7.8 3.2 (P) 1.8

Manufacturing (3)

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147.5 148.4 148.4 148.7 150.2 (P) 149.6

12-month % change

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1.2 1.6 1.7 2.0 2.7 (P) 1.8

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (3)

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390.3 393.3 393.3 394.1 393.8 (P) 394.0

12-month % change

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1.5 2.3 2.4 2.2 2.0 (P) 2.1

Information (4)

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24.4 25.7 28.0 26.5 26.3 (P) 27.9

12-month % change

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0.0 -2.3 1.4 3.1 11.4 (P) 11.6

Financial Activities (3)

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91.9 92.3 92.5 92.8 93.9 (P) 93.8

12-month % change

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-0.8 -0.1 0.5 1.3 2.6 (P) 2.7

Professional & Business Services (3)

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213.6 212.9 213.2 213.7 209.1 (P) 209.1

12-month % change

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2.3 1.3 1.0 1.3 -1.5 (P) -1.2

Education & Health Services (3)

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300.3 301.5 300.9 301.5 303.9 (P) 302.0

12-month % change

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2.1 1.9 1.7 1.9 2.4 (P) 1.8

Leisure & Hospitality (3)

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221.8 222.2 223.4 225.0 223.9 (P) 225.0

12-month % change

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3.3 3.1 2.9 4.0 3.1 (P) 3.1

Other Services (3)

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71.6 71.9 72.1 72.8 72.0 (P) 72.8

12-month % change

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0.3 0.8 1.1 2.2 1.0 (P) 2.0

Government (3)

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328.0 327.2 327.1 327.1 325.9 (P) 326.1

12-month % change

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-2.2 -1.9 -2.1 -1.7 -1.7 (P) -1.7

Footnotes
(1) Number of persons, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(2) In percent, seasonally adjusted.
(3) Number of jobs, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(4) Number of jobs, in thousands, not seasonally adjusted. See About the data.
(P) Preliminary

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Baton Rouge Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Mar 2015
New Orleans Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Mar 2015
Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Mar 2015
Southwest - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Mar 2015
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – Southwest Consumer price indexes Table Mar 2015
Southwest - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Mar 2015
Lafayette, LA, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Mar 2015
Shreveport Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Mar 2015
Business Employment Dynamics in Louisiana – September 2013 Employment News Release May 2014
Women’s Earnings in Louisiana – 2013 Pay News Release Jan 2015
Union Membership in Louisiana - 2014 Employment News Release Feb 2015
Occupational Employment and Wages in Baton Rouge, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2014
Parish Employment and Wages in Louisiana – First Quarter 2014 Employment, Pay News Release Sep 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Lafayette, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Lake Charles, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Shreveport–Bossier City, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2014
Fatal Occupational Injuries in Louisiana Workplace fatalities Table Sep 2014
Consumer Price Index, South Region – February 2015 Consumer price indexes News Release Mar 2015
Southwest Occupational Fatalities by State Workplace fatalities Table Oct 2014
Southwest Occupational Injury and Illness Rates by State Workplace injuries and illnesses Table Dec 2014
Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators (PDF) Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Mar 2015
Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization in Louisiana – 2014 Unemployment News Release Mar 2015
Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – September 2014 Benefits, Pay News Release Dec 2014
Employment Indicators In Southwest States (PDF) Employment, Unemployment Table Mar 2015
Employment Indicators in Selected States Employment, Unemployment Table Mar 2015
Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – December 2014 Benefits, Pay News Release Mar 2015
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