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


Shreveport
$39,400

USA
$50,620

Unemployment Rate 2018

5.2%
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
31,300
Nursing Aide
Salary: $23k - $32k

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Employment
19,900
Waiter and Waitress
Salary: $18k - $27k

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Total Employment
10,200
Janitor
Salary: $20k - $32k