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Date:October 3, 2008
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Occupational Employment and Wage Report Available

BATON ROUGE – The “Louisiana Occupational Employment Wage Report” 2008 edition is now available on the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s (LWC’s) Web site. This report is the most comprehensive wage data available in the state, resulting from Louisiana employers responding to the survey. The collection and production of these data are the result of collective efforts by the LWC and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Local occupational employment and wage information will play an integral part in determining competitive wages for businesses, economic planners, and job seekers alike. This edition displays data for national, state, and the Regional Labor Market Areas (RLMAs). Additional statistical data for the Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and other pertinent labor market information can be found on the LWC Web site.

“We extend a heartfelt thanks to the employers who voluntarily participated in this survey,” said Tim Barfield, Executive Director. “Without their participation, this annual publication of economic information about Louisiana would not have been possible.”

Wages for this report include: base rate, cost-of-living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazard pay, and incentive pay including commissions, tips, production bonuses, and on-call pay, etc.

Workers for this report include: workers who can be classified as full-time or part-time employees, workers on paid vacations or other types of leave, workers on unpaid or short-term absences, salaried officers, executives, staff members of incorporated firms, employees temporarily assigned to other units, and employees for whom the reporting unit is their permanent duty station regardless of whether that unit prepares their paycheck.

For more detailed information of the 2008 edition of the “Louisiana Occupational Employment Wage Report” go to the LWC Web site at and on the home page select downloads. Under Download Categories select Labor Market Information then Occupational Wage Data. Select 2008 Survey Results to view the Web page and select 2008 Publication to view or download the PDF file.

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