Louisiana Unemployment One of The lowest in The United States

Louisiana’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.8 percent according to reports from the Department of Labor in November, 2012. Louisiana continues to have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the U.S. The state has many oilfield related jobs, particularly the southern parts of the state, from Lake Charles along the I-10 corridor to Lafayette, which has been nicknamed the “Hub City”, eastward to New Orleans. South of New Orleans, along Hwy 90, communities such as Houma, and Morgan City are busy with oilfield related activities which service the Gulf of Mexico. Offshore Job Source has some of these oilfield jobs around the state listed.

Although the state of Louisiana is highly dependent on the oilfield for many of its jobs, tourism also plays a significant part when it comes to creating a stable job environment. Everyone know about New Orleans, but there are other hot spots in Louisiana for tourists to visit, which creates jobs in those areas. One of the more popular areas in Louisiana is Lafayette, Louisiana, home of true “Cajun” culture. Restaurant jobs abound here, as well as healthcare jobs, there are five hospitals located in Lafayette and many Physicians offices. You can find information about jobs in Lafayette on the Mylouisianajobs website, just go to search all jobs and type in Lafayette, Louisiana and it will pull all the jobs in Lafayette for you to search. Other cities in Louisiana that offer job opportunities are Monroe and Shreveport in the Northern part of the state. Alexandria in the central part of the state and as mentioned earlier Lake Charles in the southwest corner of the state. We also can’t forget the state capital, Baton Rouge, home to Louisiana State University (LSU).


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