Census of Employment and Wages
Quarterly report is based on quarterly tax returns from all employers covered by unemployment insurance. Annual reports are annual averages of the same data. The reports contain data for the state and every parish in the form of employment by industry, number of units (firms) by industry, and total wages paid quarterly by industry.
Monthly Employment Bulletin
This site displays monthly bulletins detailing non-farm employment for the country, the state, and eight Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs); civilian labor force for the country, the sate, and all of the parishes; average hours and earnings for manufacturing and selected non-manufacturing industries in Louisiana; unemployment insurance activities in Louisiana; and the national Consumer Price Index. You can find both current and historical data on the site.
Other Labor Market Information
LOIS provides a snapshot of Louisiana's economy, job market, businesses, and workforce.
Complete 2010 Census information for Louisiana has yet to be posted. Information regarding total population, population by age and race, and some information regarding housing is available on the U.S. Census Bureau website.
QuickFacts - see left side of page - provides some details about people, businesses, and geography.
Population Finder - also on the left side of the Census Bureau home page - provides information regarding population by state, parish, and municipality.
The ACS is an ongoing survey that provides data every year - giving users current information needed to plan for investments and services. Although information generated from the survey helps determine how more than $400 billion in federal and state funds are distributed each year, entrepreneurs and small businesses may find the information useful for business plans and marketing purposes. The survey asks about: age, sex, race, family and relationships, income and benefits, health insurance, education, veteran status, disabilities, location of and transportation to employment, residency, and household expenses.
The most relevant data resource here may be information regarding local area income.
The site has information regarding inflation and prices, employment, unemployment, pay and benefits, spending and time use, productivity, workplace injuries, employment projects, regional resources, historical news release tables. Much of this information also appears on the Louisiana Workforce Commission website.
The site specializes in providing community-level information for the New Orleans area, particularly the Southshore.
The AHS provides current information on a wide range of housing subjects, including size and composition of the nation's housing inventory, vacancies, physical condition of housing units, characteristics of occupants, indicators of housing and neighborhood quality, mortgages and other housing costs, persons eligible for and beneficiaries of assisted housing, home values, and characteristics of recent movers.