Jobs in Shreveport, LA
- 755,838 Resumes
- 5,732 Jobs Available
- 198,242 Population
- $53,000 Average Salary
In 2012, General Motors shut down its plant and took away thousands of jobs. Alongside the recession aftermath, Shreveport took a one-two punch that left it reeling. The city has gradually regained its footing. Still, it's one foot in front of the other. But as you'll see from the following information about the city's economy, job market and salary ranges, great days are ahead.
Webster Parish holds an unemployment rate of 8.4%. Bossier Parish is at the region's low end with 5.7%. The Shreveport area falls in the middle with 5.7%. These numbers are noticeably higher than the national average (4.9%). These numbers do show a marked improvement from a year earlier when Webster Parish (9.1%), Bossier Parish (6.3%) and Shreveport (7.7%) margins were higher.The trade, transportation and utilities sector is the city's strongest economic driver. This field consists of wholesale trade, retail, transport, warehousing and utilities. We're talking bus drivers, technicians, production and supplies, storage, transport of cargo and passengers, and more. Other significant industries are professional and business services (management, scientific, professional and technical services, administration and administrative support), education, health services and government. As a tourist destination, hospitality and leisure is a big contributor, generating billions for the economy.Strong occupations in the region include commercial fishing, petroleum and natural gas production, food preparation (servers, cooks, bartenders, fast food), hospitality and civil service. Salary wise, the region's average is $769, well below the national average of $1,048.
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