Jena employment information

IndexJenaLouisianaNational
Income per capita$17,708$25,515$29,829
Median household income$28,853$45,652$55,322
Median income owner occupied$35,705$59,392$70,586
Median income renter occupied$20,230$27,113$35,192
Median earnings male$35,679$38,087$36,919
Median earnings female$21,822$22,909$26,250
Unemployment rate3.7%4.6%4.7%
Poverty level23.6%19.7%15.1%
The Jena, 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 Jena is $17,708, which is 31% lower than than the Louisiana average and 41% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $28,853, which is 37% lower than than the Louisiana average and 48% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Jena is 4%, which is 21% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Jena is 24% which is 56% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$19,233$28,853$57,706
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 Jena is 41% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Jena is 48% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Jena is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Jena is 56% higher than the national average.

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Jena employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry14.8%2.5%
Manufacturing sector6.6%11.8%
Financial & insurance services0.0%4.7%
Wholesale & retail services2.3%39.1%
Public administration11.9%0.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.8%0.0%
Education, health & social services11.9%45.6%
Other44.6%0.2%

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Urania, LA1,206$37,11533%
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Tullos, LA495$32,81341%
Midway, LA1,357$16,37770%
Jena, LA3,410$28,85348%

Cities with similar population

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Deer Park, IL3,409$160,461190%
Canterwood, WA3,409$129,773135%
Paw Paw, MI3,408$33,88739%
Grasonville, MD3,412$82,14348%
Mount Gilead, OH3,407$36,30334%
Jena, LA3,410$28,85348%
Source: The Jena, LA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).