The Natchitoches Workforce

As of 2016, Natchitoches Parish is estimated to have a Civilian Labor Force of 16,106 (see the North Louisiana’s Economic Partnership’s page here). The top three employment sectors are Healthcare, Education, and Manufacturing.  We’ve included these three, along with Retail, in the workforce charts below.


Key Forces Behind the Natchitoches Workforces

The Louisiana Workforce Commission

The Louisiana Workforce Commission works hard to make our state’s workforce the best in the country.  This includes our parish.  Natchitoches business leaders have partnered with the LWC on projects like the Work Ready Community.

Work Ready Community

ACT Work Ready Communities (WRC) empowers states, regions and counties with data, process and tools that drive economic growth.  Becoming a Certified Work Ready Community is tremendous for Natchitoches parish.  It not only provides a real, quantitative measurement of our workforce in several key areas, but also plays an integral role in connecting qualified applicants to jobs; reducing turnover at those jobs; and providing incentive for those potential employees to acquire an NCRC, thus adding to our quantitative measurement of workforce and related skill.  Visit our ACT Work Ready Community page for more information.

Northwest Louisiana Technical College and Northwestern State University

Northwest Louisiana Technical College and Northwestern State University share a passion to see their students succeed in careers they are preparing for.

Empolyment Sector Data with Retail, Workforce Data

Employment Sector Avg. Weekly Wages, Workorce Data

To further explore the numbers behind our parish’s workforce, visit the Louisiana Workforce Commission archives here.