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).

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Lake Charles MSA Household Employment Statistics


Lake Charles Household Employment Statistics

wdt_ID Date Unemployment Rate Unemployment Employment Labor Force
1 Jan 2017 4.8 5,152 102,712 107,864
2 Feb 2017 4.2 4,538 103,370 107,908
3 Mar 2017 3.9 4,338 105,525 109,863
4 Apr 2017 3.7 4,149 106,713 110,862
5 May 2017 3.9 4,338 107,133 111,471
6 Jun 2017 4.5 5,126 109,264 114,390
7 Jul 2017 4.2 4,871 110,703 115,574
8 Aug 2017 4.2 4,792 109,881 114,673
9 Sep 2017 3.9 4,482 110,103 114,585
10 Oct 2017 3.4 3,902 110,684 114,586
Date Unemployment Rate Unemployment Employment Labor Force

Lake Charles MSA Industry Employment Statistics

(Employment figures in thousands)


Lake Charles 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
1 Jan 2017 110.9 33.2 77.7 0.5 22.5 10.2 17.4 9.6 14.8 15.4
2 Feb 2017 111.5 33.4 78.1 0.5 22.6 10.3 17.4 9.6 14.9 15.6
3 Mar 2017 113.2 34.6 78.6 0.4 23.9 10.3 17.5 9.9 15.0 15.5
4 Apr 2017 114.5 35.7 78.8 0.4 24.9 10.4 17.5 10.1 15.0 15.6
5 May 2017 116.4 37.3 79.1 0.4 26.4 10.5 17.5 9.9 15.4 15.6
6 Jun 2017 117.9 38.4 79.5 0.3 27.6 10.5 17.7 9.9 15.5 15.8
7 Jul 2017 117.3 38.8 78.5 0.4 27.9 10.5 17.7 9.9 15.5 14.7
8 Aug 2017 117.5 38.9 78.6 0.3 28.1 10.5 17.6 9.9 15.6 14.6
9 Sep 2017 116.6 37.6 79.0 0.3 26.9 10.4 17.6 9.9 15.4 15.3
10 Oct 2017 117.8 38.3 79.5 0.4 27.4 10.5 17.6 10.2 15.2 15.7
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 921.44 24.77 37.2
2 Feb 2017 936.13 24.70 37.9
3 Mar 2017 938.88 24.45 38.4
4 Apr 2017 873.00 23.28 37.5
5 May 2017 891.70 23.59 37.8
6 Jun 2017 823.19 22.74 36.2
7 Jul 2017 849.97 23.16 36.7
8 Aug 2017 816.39 22.49 36.3
9 Sep 2017 842.91 22.72 37.1
10 Oct 2017 806.65 22.10 36.5
Date Average Weekly Earnings Average Hourly Earnings Average Weekly Hours

Lake Charles MSA Job Openings Data


Lake Charles MSA Job Openings

wdt_ID Date Lake Charles
1 Jan 2017 5,958
2 Feb 2017 5,626
3 Mar 2017 5,833
4 Apr 2017 6,083
5 May 2017 5,844
6 Jun 2017 5,357
7 Jul 2017 5,647
8 Aug 2017 5,125
9 Sep 2017 4,577
10 Oct 2017 5,011
Date Lake Charles