Business and Economy in Lake Charles, LA
Being a great place to live also means being a great place to work. A thriving economy helps the tax base (so there’s more money for city improvements) and helps a city attract and retain talent. The median household income in Lake Charles, LA, is $36,751, and check out the following articles to get an inside look at its key industries and job opportunities.
Massive industrial projects are driving a residential surge in Southwest Louisiana
Higher education institutions in Southwest Louisiana keep skilled talent flowing to industry
Energy projects generate $117 billion in capital investment in Southwest Louisiana
Southwest Louisiana lays claim to the Clean Energy Capital of North America
Southwest Louisiana ports contribute billions to the region's economy
Airport facilities such as Chennault and Lake Charles Regional bring economic benefits to the region
Learn how the economy of Lake Charles and the Southwest Louisiana continues to grow and diversify.
See how Chenault International Airport in Lake Charles is driving growth in Southwest Louisiana's aviation industry.
Learn how startups in Lake Charles like Waitr and Cypress Group have thrived with the help of the SEED Center business incubator.
Learn how Citgo, Sasol and liquified natural gas facilities shape the energy sector.
While employment opportunities often play a big part in why people move, a city’s unemployment rate also is a major indicator of an economy’s overall health. Regardless of whether personal employment is a factor, lower unemployment rates often mean a region is better able to attract and retain skilled workers, new industries and retailers. The statistics, here, should provide valuable insight into the health and diversity of Lake Charles’s economy.
Employment Rate in Calcasieu Parish, LA
Occupations in Lake Charles, LA
Employment in Lake Charles, LA
|Employment Armed Forces||0.2%|
|Employment Civilian Labor Force||62.6%|
|Employment Not in Labor Force||37.2%|
|Employment Total in Labor Force||62.8%|
Industry in Lake Charles, LA
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining||1.3%|
|Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities||3.8%|
|Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing||3.9%|
|Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste||7.2%|
|Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance||26.5%|
|Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services||18%|
|Other Services, Except Public Administration||3.8%|