United States Congress Joint Economic Committee

Louisiana

September 2020

Labor Market (BLS/Haver)
Most Recent Prior Month 12 Mo. Prior
Louisiana Unemployment (U-3) 7.6% 9.4% 4.9%
U.S. Official Rate (U-3) 3.5% 3.5% 3.9%
U.S. "Real" Rate (U-6) 6.7% 6.9% 7.6%
Louisiana Labor Force Participation Rate 58.9% 56.3% 58.6%
U.S. Labor Force Participation Rate 61.7% 61.4% 63.2%
Prices (BLS/Haver, AAA)
Most Recent Prior Month 12 Mo. Prior
CPI-U Inflation 1.3% 1.0% 1.7%
"Core" CPI Inflation 1.7% 1.6% 2.4%
National Gas/gal. Updated 9/24/20 12:00 AM $2.20 $2.19 $2.66
Louisiana Gas/gal. $1.89 $1.86 $2.33
South Region: Loaf of Bread $1.48 $1.46 $1.29
South Region: Milk/gal. $3.45 $3.25 $3.26
Economic Growth (BEA, WSJ/Haver)
U.S. Real GDP
Q2/2020 (2nd Estimate)
-31.7%
LA Real GDP
Q3/2019
2.9%
S&P 500 (YTD)
3.41% Updated 9/13/20 5:00 AM
Minimum Wage (DOL/WHD)
National Hourly Rate
$7.25
LA Hourly Rate
(No minimum wage required)
Last Generated: 9/24/20 10:05 AM