2002 Louisiana Job Vacancy Survey Overview

The 2002 Louisiana Job Vacancy Survey was a joint effort between the federal and state labor departments. Conducted during the second quarter of 2002, this study answers several questions about job vacancies in Louisiana, including:

  • In which occupations are workers in greatest demand?

  • In which regions are workers in greatest demand?

  • How much education and/or experience does the "typical" job opening in Louisiana require? How much does it pay?

  • What difficulties are Louisiana employers having in filling job openings?

  • Which occupations and regions are experiencing worker shortages?

The survey was mailed to nearly 8,000 randomly selected Louisiana establishments. The overall response rate (after two follow-up mailings) was 49.1 percent. Survey results are available for the following metropolitan statistical areas: New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport, the balance of the state (including all other metro and rural areas) and statewide. Results specific to other metropolitan areas (e.g., Houma, Lake Charles, Alexandria and Monroe) are not available.

To view the vacancy survey highlights click on one of the following: Statewide (PDF), New Orleans Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) (PDF), Baton Rouge MSA (PDF), Lafayette MSA (PDF), or the Shreveport-Bossier City MSA (PDF). You may also access the results by going to www.LAWORKS.net, on the Quick Menu, mouse over Labor Market Info/LOIS and select Vacancy Survey Results from the fly-out box.

The comprehensive publication for the state, surveyed MSAs, and balance of state will be available soon, to receive printed copies of these brochures or the summary publication, please contact the Louisiana Workforce Commission, Office of Occupational Information Services, Research & Statistics Division at (225) 342-3141, toll-free at (888) 302-7662, by fax at (225) 342-9192, or by writing to P. O. Box 94094, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9094.