United States Congress Joint Economic Committee

Louisiana

April 2024

Labor Market (BLS/Haver)
Most Recent Prior Month 12 Mo. Prior
Louisiana Unemployment (U-3) 3.6% 3.5% 3.9%
U.S. Official Rate (U-3) 3.7% 3.7% 3.4%
U.S. "Real" Rate (U-6) 7.0% 7.1% 6.7%
Louisiana Labor Force Participation Rate 59.0% 58.8% 58.7%
U.S. Labor Force Participation Rate 62.5% 62.5% 62.4%
Prices (BLS/Haver, AAA)
Most Recent Prior Month 12 Mo. Prior
CPI-U Inflation 3.4% 3.1% 6.5%
"Core" CPI Inflation 3.9% 4.0% 5.7%
National Gas/gal. Updated 4/14/24 12:00 AM $3.63 $3.41 $3.66
Louisiana Gas/gal. $3.18 $3.07 $3.30
South Region: Loaf of Bread $1.83 $1.80 $1.70
South Region: Milk/gal. $4.06 $4.07 $4.22
Economic Growth (BEA, WSJ/Haver)
U.S. Real GDP
Q4/2023 (Advance Estimate)
3.3%
LA Real GDP
Q4/2023
3.0%
S&P 500 (YTD)
0.29% Updated 1/16/24 5:00 AM
Minimum Wage (DOL/WHD)
National Hourly Rate
$7.25
LA Hourly Rate
(No minimum wage required)
Last Generated: 4/14/24 5:14 AM