Best And Worst States: Workforce Education And Experience


Worst States No. 49: Louisiana

Louisiana is No. 46 (tied with Kentucky) in the percentage of the adult population with a bachelor degree or higher (21.1 percent). It's No. 44 in the share of the private sector employed in managerial, professional and technical occupations (26.5 percent) and No. 48 in employment in IT occupations in non-IT industries as a share of private sector employment (0.8 percent).

Louisiana is No. 42 in the average education level of recent migrants from within the U.S. aged 25 and over. It's also No. 44 in the average level of education of recent immigrants from abroad aged 25 and older.