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

Lafayette, Louisiana Metro Area

MSA: Lafayette, LA
parishes: Acadia, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Martin, Vermilion
Population (2016 estimate): 492,000
Unemployment Rate (June 2016): 6.3%
NFP Employment (2016): 202,000
Average Earnings (2016): $44,380

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 8,270 40.5 0.8 $76,110
Business and Financial Operations 5,780 28.3 0.6 $54,780
IT and Mathematical 1,630 8.0 0.3 $52,030
Architecture and Engineering 3,410 16.7 0.9 $65,840
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 1,230 6.0 0.7 $60,320
Community and Social Services 2,320 11.4 0.8 $36,460
Legal and Judicial 1,510 7.4 1.0 $47,810
Education, Training, and Library 9,030 44.3 0.7 $45,530
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 1,570 7.7 0.6 $38,980
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 12,680 62.1 1.1 $48,620
Healthcare Support 5,540 27.2 0.9 $20,890
Protective Services 3,580 17.5 0.7 $34,030
Food Preparation and Serving Related 19,430 95.2 1.0 $18,580
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 5,460 26.7 0.9 $20,640
Personal Care and Services 8,160 40.0 1.2 $19,130
Sales and Related 25,280 123.9 1.2 $24,270
Office and Administrative Support 29,880 146.4 0.9 $29,000
Construction and Extraction 12,910 63.2 1.6 $38,850
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 12,830 62.9 1.6 $38,310
Production 15,970 78.3 1.2 $38,080
Transportation and Material Moving 17,320 84.9 1.2 $31,000

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