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Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California Job Growth

There were 5,990,100 jobs in Los Angeles, California in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 6,376,422 employed persons for the month. Los Angeles added 5,900 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 42,809 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Los Angeles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 5,990,100 +5,900 +93,700
CPS 6,376,422 -42,809 +148,397

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Los Angeles, California Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Los Angeles as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Los Angeles, California

CES employment for Los Angeles in December 2016 is at a new high of 5,990,100.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 6,450,950 for Los Angeles in September 2016. 74,528 jobs have been lost in Los Angeles since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Los Angeles, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 5,990,100 5,900 6,376,422 -42,809
November 2016 5,984,200 9,800 6,419,231 -24,944
October 2016 5,974,400 -1,600 6,444,175 -6,775
September 2016 5,976,000 5,300 6,450,950 30,270
August 2016 5,970,700 24,300 6,420,680 26,541
July 2016 5,946,400 -2,800 6,394,139 46,423
June 2016 5,949,200 8,800 6,347,716 22,346
May 2016 5,940,400 15,700 6,325,370 17,662
April 2016 5,924,700 18,600 6,307,708 17,228
March 2016 5,906,100 4,600 6,290,480 21,720
February 2016 5,901,500 22,900 6,268,760 31,884
January 2016 5,878,600 -17,800 6,236,876 8,851