Lafayette sees 206,500 non-farm payroll employees in May


The number of employees on non-farm payrolls for the month of May in Louisiana's Lafayette metropolitan statistical area was 206,500, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Louisiana reported 1.995 million people employed on non-farm payrolls during that same time period.

Statistics were compiled from reports from the civilian labor force and unemployment data, both of which heavily relied on household surveys. The data is not seasonally adjusted.

Employment data is gleaned from an establishment survey that measures non-farm employment, hours and earnings by industry. The data is also based on payroll jobs and such factors as where the establishments are located.

Louisiana Employees on Non-Farm Payrolls

April 2019 (In thousands)
May 2019 (In thousands)
Percent Change by Month
205.3
206.5
0.6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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