Job Vacancies

Jobs vacancies by industry for New Orleans Region, Second Quarter 2010 (includes all targeted Parishes except for Tangipahoa and Washington)

Occupational Group Number of Vacancies
Industry Employment Median Hourly Wage Vacancy Rate
Education & Health Service 2,150 113,319 $18.93 1.9%
Trade, Transportation & Utilitie 1,012 110,146 $17.50 0.9%
Leisure & Hospitality 515 72,727 $7.50 0.7%
Professional & Business Service 442 69,496 $10.00 0.6%
Manufacturing 352 34,064 $20.22 1.0%
Construction 247 32,641 $12.00 0.8%
Other Services 128 14,506 $15.00 0.9%
Financial Activities 105 25,196 $15.73 0.4%
Public Administration 38 26,215 $16.96 0.1%
Information 29 7,058 $25.00 0.4%
Unclassified 26 805 $8.00 3.2%
Natural Resources & Mining 11 7,801 $18.00 0.1%
Total 5,056 513,974 $15.63 1.0%

Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission

A job vacancy is defined as a job available for immediate filling as of the survey reference date and for which recruitment action has been taken. Recruitment action includes efforts to fill vacancies by advertising, factory notices, or by notifying public and private employment agencies or trade unions. These actions also refer to steps made by the employer to contact, interview, or select applicants already registered with the organization. Excluded are vacancies:

  • for jobs which became vacant on the survey date and were filled that same day
  • for jobs of less than one day’s duration
  • to be filled by persons already hired, or by promotion or transfer of existing employees
  • to be filled by employees returning from paid or unpaid leave or after industrial dispute(s)
  • not available for immediate filling on the survey reference date
  • for work to be carried out by contractors
  • for which no recruitment action has been taken
  • where a person has been appointed but has not yet commenced duty
  • to be filled by staff from contract labor agencies
  • for jobs available only to persons already employed by the enterprise or organization