Lake Charles is considered a Medium City with a population of 153,633 and 13,662 businesses. 115 in 2018 were added to the Lake Charles Chamber of Commerce business directory which was less than 2017 which had 120.
The economy of Lake Charles employs 96,789 people and has an unemployment rate of 7.9%. Some of the largest industries in Lake Charles are Professional Services (1,614),Restaurants (389), and Entertainment Agencies & Bureaus (323).
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