Economy & Workforce
Our economy and workforce research covers economic synergies and commuter patterns across Southeast Louisiana, the tidal wave of job openings from the new "energy boom" in our region, and analyses of skills gaps.
Jun 17, 2020
Recently released labor market data brings the pandemic’s impacts on the regional economy into greater focus. This brief unpacks unemployment insurance claims data through early June and preliminary employment estimates for April from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
May 07, 2020
This brief is a profile of workers in industries deemed “essential” and where a large portion of the workforce is likely still present on site. It covers demographics, earnings, and other characteristics to spotlight a few of the overlapping vulnerabilities that workers on the frontlines of COVID-19 may face.
Dec 07, 2018
This brief provides a complete and transparent documentation of the data we have on tourism in New Orleans and provides additional details about both the hotel and full-service restaurant industries.
Jan 30, 2014
What are the transformative possibilities of the new "energy boom" in Southeast Louisiana? This report examines job openings by industry, announced projects, and employment rates to answer this question.
Apr 16, 2013
Southeast Louisiana has received high marks for economic performance recently, but projected job growth lags other robust southern regions. And relative sea level rise is rapidly increasing flood risk.
Jan 09, 2013
How many New Orleanians lack literacy skills? Who are they? What is needed for an effective workforce development system? What occupations are in high demand? This report examines ACS, Louisiana Workforce Commission, and other data to answer these questions.
Apr 09, 2012
How many workers commute between the New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Houma-Thibodaux metro? What is a super region? This report uses 2010 Local Employment Dynamics data from the Census Bureau to examine where workers live and work across Southeast Louisiana.
Aug 04, 2010
Historical events that shaped the New Orleans Economy from 1700–2010.
Jul 20, 2010
This brief describes employment in coastal Louisiana two years prior to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. The jobs data within this brief serves as a baseline against which future impacts of the oil disaster may be compared.