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The number of individuals employed in the manufacturing sector is of particular importance to Louisiana since this sector is the largest portion of the state economy. As a result, it occupies a relatively higher portion of the total number is individuals employed in the state.
Total nonfarm employment represents the sum total of private and public sector employment less farm workers, private household employees, and non-profit employment. It is the primary indicator of employment, and all sector level employment is generally examined relative to this metric.