The number of people in Louisiana’s workforce and total wages paid by employers set records in 2014, according to data compiled by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. The annual report on industries covered by unemployment laws showed total paid wages rose 4.7 percent to more than $87.2 billion. Louisiana’s workforce grew by 1.7 percent to a total of more than 1.9 million people. It was the second consecutive record-setting year for both total wages and workforce size and total employment rose in 40 of the state’s 64 parishes, compared to 2013. Cameron Parish reported the highest average weekly wage for all industries at $1,336, followed by St. Charles Parish at $1,239. The state AWW was for all industries was $872, up from $846 in 2013.
Access the report from the LWC here.