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  • Share of workers in physically demanding jobs: 10.4%
  • Average wage for physically demanding jobs: $42,365
  • Average wage for all occupations: $44,860
  • Total employment in protective services: 18,390
  • Total employment in construction & extraction: 24,560
  • Total employment in installation & repair: 23,920

In New Orleans, 3.3 percent of all employees work in protective services, which is significantly higher than the national proportion of 2.4 percent. New Orleans also has a disproportionately large number of construction and installation workers, which is likely due to its large port and the prevalence of energy and manufacturing businesses. In New Orleans, workers in physically demanding jobs are paid 5.6 percent less on average than the typical worker.

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