Metairie employment information

IndexMetairieLouisianaNational
Income per capita$34,065$25,515$29,829
Median household income$54,176$45,652$55,322
Median income owner occupied$74,552$59,392$70,586
Median income renter occupied$35,715$27,113$35,192
Median earnings male$40,296$38,087$36,919
Median earnings female$27,236$22,909$26,250
Unemployment rate3.7%4.6%4.7%
Poverty level12.5%19.7%15.1%
The Metairie, LA employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Metairie is $34,065, which is 34% higher than than the Louisiana average and 14% higher than than the national average. The median household income is $54,176, which is 19% higher than than the Louisiana average and 2% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Metairie is 4%, which is 20% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Metairie is 12% which is 17% lower than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$36,113$54,176$108,352
City
$30,431$45,652$91,304
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Metairie is 14% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Metairie is 2% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Metairie is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Metairie is 17% lower than the national average.

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Metairie median earnings by income bracket

Metairie employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry15.2%1.8%
Manufacturing sector5.8%0.6%
Financial & insurance services3.7%6.4%
Wholesale & retail services15.8%15.1%
Public administration5.2%3.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.1%2.5%
Education, health & social services9.0%32.0%
Other36.2%34.4%

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Metairie, LA144,772$54,1762%

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Savannah, GA144,717$37,10833%
Syracuse, NY144,350$32,70441%
Frisco, TX145,646$117,642113%
Mesquite, TX143,771$50,8048%
Naperville, IL145,789$110,676100%
Metairie, LA144,772$54,1762%
Source: The Metairie, LA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).