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BELOW IS A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF EACH OF OUR FOUR LARGEST INDUSTRY SECTORS: ACCOMMODATION & FOOD SERVICE, INCLUDING HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS With 10,556 jobs, the hospitality industry in St. Tammany is 37% larger than the national average. The typical hospitality worker in St. Tammany is employed at a restaurant or hotel, and the top ten jobs in the industry earn an average of $9.37 per hour. The top jobs in hospitality include waiters and waitresses, fast food counter workers, cooks, dishwashers, and cashiers. By 2030, hospitality in St. Tammany will continue to grow by another 25%. RETAIL With 13,293 jobs, retail trade in St. Tammany is 34% above the national average. Additionally, the growth rate over the past decade is about three and a half times faster than the national average. The top jobs in retail include salespeople, cashiers, stockers and order fillers, managers, and customer service representatives.

HEALTHCARE & SOCIAL ASSISTANCE • With 13,467 jobs, healthcare in St. Tammany is 2% above the national average and has grown almost 20% over the past decade, slightly higher than the national average growth of 19.5%. • Healthcare is a major driver industry in St. Tammany, as the industry is worth more than a billion dollars locally. • It is notable that the 10-year historic and projected growth rates are the same. This means that the momentum that we have seen in the past decade will continue into the next decade. • Two of the ten top jobs in St. Tammany are in healthcare: nurses and home health and personal care aides. CONSTRUCTION The construction industry in St. Tammany is 30% larger than the national average with 7,627 jobs. The construction industry has grown 14.2% over the past decade and earned $632 million in 2020 alone. Jobs in the construction industry pay well above the average hourly wage in the parish, with the top 10 jobs in construction earning an average of $24.62 per hour.

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