Lafayette is considered a Medium City with a population of 265,746 and 22,189 businesses. 191 in 2018 were added to the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce business directory which was less than 2017 which had 222.
The economy of Lafayette employs 174,595 people and has an unemployment rate of 5.2%. Some of the largest industries in Lafayette are Professional Services (1,588),Restaurants (669), and Entertainment Agencies & Bureaus (660).
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