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Career and Education Opportunities for Stone Cutters in Louisiana

Louisiana has a population of 4,492,076, which has grown by 0.52% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Pelican State," its capital is Baton Rouge, though its largest city is New Orleans.

There are currently 470 working stone cutters in Louisiana; this should grow by 10% to 520 working stone cutters in the state by 2016. This is better than the national trend for stone cutters, which sees this job pool growing by about 2.8% over the next eight years. In general, stone cutters cut or carve stone according to diagrams and patterns.

Stone cutters earn approximately $13 hourly or $28,240 annually on average in Louisiana. Nationally they average about $13 hourly or $27,870 per year. Earnings for stone cutters are not quite as good as earnings in the general category of Stone and Glass in Louisiana and not quite as good as general Stone and Glass category earnings nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 2,576,960 jobs in Louisiana. The average annual income was $36,091 in 2008, up from $35,340 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Louisiana was 6.8% in 2009, which has grown by 2.3% since the previous year. About 18.7% of Louisiana residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Louisiana include petroleum products manufacturing, petroleum refineries, and basic chemical manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Louisiana Children's Museum, the American Italian Renaissance Foundation, and the Historic New Orleans Collection.

CITIES WITH Stone Cutter OPPORTUNITIES IN Louisiana


JOB DESCRIPTION: Stone Cutter

Stone Cutter video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, stone cutters cut or carve stone according to diagrams and patterns.

Every day, stone cutters are expected to be able to control objects and devices with precise control. It is also important that they see details at a very fine level of focus.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Louisiana

Louisiana
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Louisiana has a population of 4,492,076, which has grown by 0.52% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Pelican State," its capital is Baton Rouge, though its largest city is New Orleans. In 2008, there were a total of 2,576,960 jobs in Louisiana. The average annual income was $36,091 in 2008, up from $35,340 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Louisiana was 6.8% in 2009, which has grown by 2.3% since the previous year. Roughly 18.7% of Louisiana residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Louisiana include petroleum products manufacturing, petroleum refineries, and basic chemical manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Longue Vue House & Gardens, the Reverend Zombies House of Voodoo, and the Louisiana Children's Museum.