The labor force in Louisiana was 2,112,097 in July 2017, down from 2,122,483 in June 2017, and down from 2,152,264 one year ago in July 2016. Employment was 1,993,395 in July 2017, down from 1,997,742 in June 2017, and down from 2,009,749 one year ago in July 2016.