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St. Tammany Unemployment Rate

Chris Masingill Chief Executive Officer St. Tammany Corporation

Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission

The Louisiana Workforce Commission reported that St. Tammany’s unemployment rate was 4.4% in March 2021, lower than: • the national rate (6.0%), • the Louisiana rate (7.3%), • and the Greater New Orleans rate (8.0%).

Productivity Our entire local economy is about $12 billion in size. That means St. Tammany comprises: • 5% of the state’s GDP (which totals $240 billion) • 15% of the 10-parish Greater New Orleans region’s GDP ($80 billion)

Throughout the entire pandemic, the four industries in St. Tammany most impacted by the economic downturn in terms of lost jobs have been Accommodation & Food Service, Retail, Healthcare & Social Assistance, and Construction. These are also four of St. Tammany’s largest industry sectors in terms of jobs; they make up more than half of all jobs.

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