Baton Rouge ranks second in Louisiana in terms of total non-farm payroll employees in March


Louisiana’s Baton Rouge payroll data reveal that it is ranked second in Louisiana in terms of total non-farm payroll employees in March, with 411,700 employees, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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 by Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Rank
Metropolitan Statistical Area
March (in thousands)
1
New Orleans-Metairie
582.6
2
Baton Rouge
411.7
3
Lafayette
204.6
4
Shreveport-Bossier City
179.3
5
Lake Charles
117.9
6
Houma-Thibodaux
84.6
7
Monroe
78.6
8
Alexandria
61.3
9
Hammond
45.7
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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