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Date:December 7, 2009
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2008 Louisiana Employment and Wages Report Released

BATON ROUGE— The “Louisiana Employment and Wages – Annual Report 2008” is now available on the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Web site,

The report contains 2008 covered employment and total wages by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) sectors and sub-sectors for the state and by 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 many multi-parish employers.

According to the report, the average covered employment in 2008 totaled 1,890,087. This indicated an increase of 1.1 percent compared to 1,868,767 in 2007. Employment increased in 41 of the 64 parishes in 2008.

The report also shows that:

Total wages for 2008 showed a gain of 6.8 percent from 2007.

The 2008 average weekly wage for employment continued to rise in 2008, with an average increase of $41 over 2007.

The 2008 average weekly wage for all industries was $776.

To view and print the Employment and Wages Annual Report 2008 in HTML format, go to our Web site at and select Labor Market Information from the top-right menu. Next select LMI Downloads, choose Employment and Wages Reports Annual Data, and then click on Employment and Wages for 2008 NEW.

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