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

Lake Charles, Louisiana Metro Area

MSA: Lake Charles, LA
parishes: Calcasieu, Cameron
Population (2016 estimate): 207,000
Unemployment Rate (June 2016): 4.5%
NFP Employment (2016): 109,000
Average Earnings (2016): $45,240

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 3,590 35.0 0.7 $77,830
Business and Financial Operations 2,250 22.0 0.4 $54,710
IT and Mathematical 430 4.2 0.1 $53,910
Architecture and Engineering 2,150 20.9 1.2 $81,000
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 820 8.0 1.0 $57,700
Community and Social Services 870 8.4 0.6 $39,490
Legal and Judicial 460 4.5 0.6 $44,240
Education, Training, and Library 5,260 51.4 0.8 $45,790
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 390 3.8 0.3 $32,130
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 6,190 60.4 1.0 $44,900
Healthcare Support 3,000 29.2 1.0 $22,410
Protective Services 3,260 31.8 1.3 $32,030
Food Preparation and Serving Related 10,250 100.0 1.1 $18,340
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 3,340 32.6 1.0 $20,700
Personal Care and Services 4,180 40.8 1.3 $18,560
Sales and Related 10,400 101.5 1.0 $21,610
Office and Administrative Support 12,900 125.9 0.8 $27,730
Construction and Extraction 10,560 103.0 2.6 $43,970
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 6,560 64.0 1.7 $41,030
Production 8,260 80.6 1.2 $48,490
Transportation and Material Moving 7,330 71.6 1.0 $29,970

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