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Employment and Job Market Info for U.S. Metro Areas

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Metro Area

MSA: Baton Rouge, LA
parishes: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana
Population (2016 estimate): 835,000
Unemployment Rate (June 2016): 5.2%
NFP Employment (2016): 405,000
Average Earnings (2016): $45,190

Click on an occupational group in the table below for data on specific occupations:

data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational
Group
Total
Employment
Jobs
per 1000
Location
Quotient
Median Annual
Earnings
Management 18,040 45.6 0.9 $85,500
Business and Financial Operations 16,740 42.3 0.8 $52,480
IT and Mathematical 5,910 14.9 0.5 $56,210
Architecture and Engineering 8,800 22.2 1.3 $76,940
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 3,590 9.1 1.1 $59,120
Community and Social Services 4,780 12.1 0.8 $43,770
Legal and Judicial 2,650 6.7 0.9 $65,510
Education, Training, and Library 20,800 52.5 0.9 $48,010
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 4,470 11.3 0.8 $42,840
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 22,910 57.8 1.0 $51,980
Healthcare Support 10,250 25.9 0.9 $22,920
Protective Services 11,530 29.1 1.2 $30,360
Food Preparation and Serving Related 34,180 86.3 0.9 $18,740
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 11,790 29.8 0.9 $19,610
Personal Care and Services 13,430 33.9 1.1 $19,060
Sales and Related 38,420 97.0 0.9 $22,540
Office and Administrative Support 53,650 135.5 0.9 $30,420
Construction and Extraction 39,390 99.5 2.5 $44,900
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 19,500 49.2 1.3 $41,230
Production 25,090 63.4 1.0 $47,050
Transportation and Material Moving 29,710 75.0 1.1 $32,960

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