Louisiana Has The No. 40 Highest Increase In Jobs During The Christmas Season
A new study from security.org Shows Louisiana has a big increase in retail job openings around the holiday shopping season. Here's some of the ins-and-outs of that study:
Here are key findings in Louisiana:
No. 40 in the nation with a 2.2% increase in retail employment during November and December compared to the annual average.
No. 20 with a 0.3% increase in retail employment during the fourth quarter compared to the annual average.
No. 41 with an average weekly retail trade wage of $540
No. 5 for the availability of retail jobs in the economy, 141, per 1,000 jobs.
Here are key national findings:
The top 10 states for November-December retail jobs are: Arizona, Nevada, Utah, California, District of Columbia, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Florida, Texas and New York.
The bottom 10 states for November-December retail jobs are: Alaska, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, West Virginia, Iowa, Vermont, Kansas and Arkansas.
Utah has the highest retail wage — $1,131 per week.
New Hampshire and Utah have the highest percentage of fourth-quarter wages as a share of annual wages, both about 27%.