Lake Charles MSA Employment and Labor Market Data

The following labor market figures for the Lake Charles MSA come from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC).

Household employment figures come from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) from the BLS. The nonfarm and industry employment statistics are from the State and Metro Area Employment, Hours, & Earnings from the BLS. The job openings data comes from the LWC Louisiana Occupational Information System (LOIS).

The latest employment data each month is preliminary. The next month, this is revised and the previous month is revised as more data comes in. Every year, the employment data is subject to benchmark revisions which may cause large changes.

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Lake Charles MSA Household Employment Statistics


Lake Charles Household Employment

wdt_ID Date Unemployment Rate Unemployment Employment Labor Force
1 Jan 2017 4.8 5,181.0 102,975.0 108,156.0
2 Feb 2017 4.2 4,544.0 103,780.0 108,324.0
3 Mar 2017 3.9 4,312.0 106,034.0 110,346.0
4 Apr 2017 3.8 4,236.0 107,094.0 111,330.0
5 May 2017 3.9 4,314.0 107,475.0 111,789.0
6 Jun 2017 4.4 4,985.0 109,507.0 114,492.0
7 Jul 2017 4.2 4,916.0 110,866.0 115,782.0
8 Aug 2017 4.2 4,790.0 110,267.0 115,057.0
9 Sep 2017 3.9 4,464.0 110,368.0 114,832.0
10 Oct 2017 3.3 3,828.0 110,842.0 114,670.0
Date Unemployment Rate Unemployment Employment Labor Force

Lake Charles MSA Industry Employment Statistics

(Employment figures in thousands)


Lake Charles MSA Industry Employment

wdt_ID Date Total Nonfarm Goods Producing Service-Providing Mining and Logging Construction Manufacturing Trade, Transportation, and Utilities Professional and Business Services Leisure and Hospitality Government Estimated Information, Financial, Education, Other Services Total Private
1 Jan 2017 110.9 33.2 77.7 0.5 22.5 10.2 17.4 9.6 14.8 15.4 20.5 95.5
2 Feb 2017 111.5 33.4 78.1 0.5 22.6 10.3 17.4 9.6 14.9 15.6 20.6 95.9
3 Mar 2017 113.2 34.6 78.6 0.4 23.9 10.3 17.5 9.9 15.0 15.5 20.7 97.7
4 Apr 2017 114.5 35.7 78.8 0.4 24.9 10.4 17.5 10.1 15.0 15.6 20.6 98.9
5 May 2017 116.4 37.3 79.1 0.4 26.4 10.5 17.5 9.9 15.4 15.6 20.7 100.8
6 Jun 2017 117.9 38.4 79.5 0.3 27.6 10.5 17.7 9.9 15.5 15.8 20.6 102.1
7 Jul 2017 117.3 38.8 78.5 0.4 27.9 10.5 17.7 9.9 15.5 14.7 20.7 102.6
8 Aug 2017 117.5 38.9 78.6 0.3 28.1 10.5 17.6 9.9 15.6 14.6 20.9 102.9
9 Sep 2017 116.6 37.6 79.0 0.3 26.9 10.4 17.6 9.9 15.4 15.3 20.8 101.3
10 Oct 2017 117.8 38.3 79.5 0.4 27.4 10.5 17.6 10.2 15.2 15.7 20.8 102.1
Date Total Nonfarm Goods Producing Service-Providing Mining and Logging Construction Manufacturing Trade, Transportation, and Utilities Professional and Business Services Leisure and Hospitality Government

Lake Charles Earnings Measures

wdt_ID Date Average Weekly Earnings Average Hourly Earnings Average Weekly Hours
1 Jan 2017 921.4 24.8 37.2
2 Feb 2017 936.1 24.7 37.9
3 Mar 2017 938.9 24.5 38.4
4 Apr 2017 873.0 23.3 37.5
5 May 2017 891.7 23.6 37.8
6 Jun 2017 823.2 22.7 36.2
7 Jul 2017 850.0 23.2 36.7
8 Aug 2017 816.4 22.5 36.3
9 Sep 2017 842.9 22.7 37.1
10 Oct 2017 806.7 22.1 36.5
Date Average Weekly Earnings Average Hourly Earnings Average Weekly Hours

Lake Charles MSA Job Openings and Job Postings Data


Lake Charles MSA Job Openings and Postings

wdt_ID Date Job Openings Job Postings
1 Jan 2017 5,973.0 2,792.0
2 Feb 2017 5,679.0 2,075.0
3 Mar 2017 6,056.0 2,766.0
4 Apr 2017 6,109.0 2,310.0
5 May 2017 5,922.0 2,496.0
6 Jun 2017 5,622.0 2,520.0
7 Jul 2017 5,720.0 2,652.0
8 Aug 2017 5,257.0 2,030.0
9 Sep 2017 4,944.0 1,995.0
10 Oct 2017 5,015.0 2,072.0
Date Job Openings Job Postings