Job Landscape in Louisiana
The sub-tropic southern temperatures and temperate northern climate of Louisiana, along with its rich soil, make it a large agricultural producer. Crops such as sugarcane, rice, and sweet potatoes are grown in abundance, as are pecans, corn, soybeans, and cotton. The fishing industry—along with fur trapping—are also quite lucrative. Other industry sectors that produce high numbers of Louisiana jobs outside the agriculture and wildlife arena are trade, transportation, and utilities, government, education and health services, business services, and tourism. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistic, Louisiana ended 2013 with a significant decrease in the unemployment rate, falling from 7.0 percent midyear to 5.7 percent in December. That's very good news for job seekers. Thousands of jobs exist in several different categories and various geographic locations across the state. If you're looking for Louisiana jobs, you don't have to feel overwhelmed. Livecareer makes it easy to begin your search whether you’re looking for work in Slidell, Alexandria, Shreveport, Harahan, Lafayette, or anywhere in between. No matter the industry or position, Livecareer has thousands of ready-to-be-filled job openings. Start your search on Livecareer, and get hired faster!