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New Orleans has the 49th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 13.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the New Orleans area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. New Orleans has the 43rd largest local economy in the US, and a average cost of living. The average pay for jobs in New Orleans is below average at $43,360, and the median cost of a home in New Orleans is $184,100, which is the same as the national average. 34% of workers in New Orleans hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 84% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in New Orleans. 69% of New Orleans workers drive to work alone, 7% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 12% walk. People in New Orleans spend an average of 23 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

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JOB 1 and Orleans Youth Career Center

3400 Tulane Avenue
Goodwill Building 2nd Floor
New Orleans, LA 70119