Date:July 13, 2011
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Fourth Quarter 2010 Employment and Wages Data Now Available

BATON ROUGE — Fourth quarter 2010 data on Louisiana’s employment and wages are now available on the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Web site,

The information covers employment and total wages by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) sectors and sub-sectors for the state and by major NAICS sectors for all parishes. The information comes from quarterly tax reports submitted by all employers subject to the Louisiana Employment Security Law and from supplemental reports giving parish data submitted by employers with multiple locations. Information is available on statewide, regional, metropolitan statistical areas, and parish levels.

According to the data, Louisiana’s average covered employment in the fourth quarter 2010 totaled 1,847,635, an increase of 1.1 percent from the third quarter 2010 total of 1,827,497. The upward movement in employment was mainly due to seasonal increases in educational services. Positive movement was also noted from the comparable period a year ago, employment was up 0.2 percent from the 2009 level of 1,844,217. The average weekly wage for the fourth quarter 2010 was $862.

Employers seeking plant sites can use the data to compare employment and average weekly wages paid by industry in potential locations. Market researchers use the data for market and consumer analysis. Public and private organizations use the data in the administration and evaluation of manpower programs and policies.

To access the Excel files for the Fourth Quarter 2010 Employment and Wages Data, go to, select Labor Market Information, and under LMI Products select Employment and Wages – Quarterly.

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