What kind of jobs are there in Shreveport, LA?

With everything from a thriving trade industry to strong education and health care sectors, Shreveport supplies residents with work in a variety of fields. One of the area's largest employers is the U.S. Air Force. Locals can find jobs in trade and manufacturing at International Paper, Benteler Steel/Tube and Roy O. Martin Lumber Co.; in technology and communications at Twin Engine Labs and Teleperformance; and in health care at Willis-Knighton Health System and Dr. Reddy's Laboratories.  

Often unknown to outsiders is that Louisiana has a robust film industry. More than 100 feature films and TV shows have been shot in Shreveport since 2005. The city is also home to Moonbot Studios, an Academy Award-winning animation studio.

Despite its range of employment sectors, Shreveport's unemployment rate is higher than the national average.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 5.0 /10

How we calculate this.

Shreveport has a less healthy job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary



Unemployment Rate 2018

of people are without a job

1.3 % higher than national average.

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Industries in Shreveport

Health Care and Social Assistance

Total Employment
Nursing Aide
Salary: $23.33k - $32.22k

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Employment
Waiter and Waitress
Salary: $18.69k - $27.67k

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Total Employment
Salary: $20.92k - $32.28k