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Date:November 10, 2011
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Louisiana Employment and Wages 2010 Data Released

The Louisiana Employment and Wages annual 2010 data is now available on the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s website,

The data contains 2010 covered employment and total wages by North American Industry Classification System. State data is available by NAICS sectors and sub-sectors. Parish data is available by NAICS sectors. The information comes from quarterly tax reports provided by employers who are required to do so in accordance with the Louisiana Employment Security Law. Additional information comes from supplemental reports that provide parish data submitted by employers with multiple locations.

According to the report, the average covered employment in 2010 totaled 1,834,338. This indicated a decrease of 0.8 percent compared to 1,849,725 in 2009. Average employment increased in 23 of the 64 parishes in 2010. The highest average weekly wage for all industries was reported in Plaquemines parish at $1,097, followed by St. Charles parish at $1,095 a week.

The report also shows that:

• Total wages for 2010 showed an increase of 1.3 percent from 2009.

• The 2010 average weekly wage for all industries was $797.

• Average reporting units increased by 3,645 to 128,850 in 2010.

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

To access the data, which is in Excel file format, go to, select downloads, Labor Market Information and click on Employment and Wages Report Annual Data.

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