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

New Orleans, Louisiana Metro Area

MSA: New Orleans-Metairie, LA
parishes: Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany
Population (2016 estimate): 1.3 million
Unemployment Rate (September 2017): 5.0%
NFP Employment (2016): 576,000
Average Earnings (2016): $44,090

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 25,320 45.4 0.9 $81,460
Business and Financial Operations 22,970 41.2 0.8 $56,530
IT and Mathematical 7,550 13.5 0.5 $61,720
Architecture and Engineering 9,610 17.2 1.0 $83,680
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 3,400 6.1 0.7 $60,020
Community and Social Services 6,530 11.7 0.8 $40,280
Legal and Judicial 5,530 9.9 1.3 $62,980
Education, Training, and Library 30,130 54.0 0.9 $44,780
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 7,300 13.1 1.0 $41,320
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 39,040 70.0 1.2 $57,460
Healthcare Support 12,330 22.1 0.8 $24,420
Protective Services 18,900 33.9 1.4 $34,390
Food Preparation and Serving Related 66,520 119.2 1.3 $18,750
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 16,120 28.9 0.9 $22,010
Personal Care and Services 17,580 31.5 1.0 $20,080
Sales and Related 64,120 114.9 1.1 $24,340
Office and Administrative Support 82,420 147.7 0.9 $30,160
Construction and Extraction 25,450 45.6 1.2 $39,840
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 25,030 44.8 1.2 $40,200
Production 26,720 47.9 0.7 $40,020
Transportation and Material Moving 44,940 80.5 1.2 $30,570

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