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Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California Job Growth

There were 6,023,700 jobs in Los Angeles, California in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 6,418,305 employed persons for the month. Los Angeles added 5,200 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 6,916 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Los Angeles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 6,023,700 +5,200 +33,000
CPS 6,418,305 -6,916 +86,268

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 peaked in January 2017 at 6,035,000. Since then 11,300 jobs have been lost in Los Angeles according to the employer survey. From a trough of 6,015,000 in April 2017, Los Angeles has gained 8,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 6,425,473 for Los Angeles in June 2017. 7,168 jobs have been lost in Los Angeles since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Los Angeles, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 6,023,700 5,200 6,418,305 -6,916
July 2017 6,018,500 -3,600 6,425,221 -252
June 2017 6,022,100 -300 6,425,473 800
May 2017 6,022,400 7,400 6,424,673 7,519
April 2017 6,015,000 -12,300 6,417,154 12,713
March 2017 6,027,300 -4,500 6,404,441 41,639
February 2017 6,031,800 -3,200 6,362,802 20,904
January 2017 6,035,000 17,900 6,341,898 2,541
December 2016 6,017,100 -600 6,339,357 -3,743
November 2016 6,017,700 8,000 6,343,100 134
October 2016 6,009,700 2,700 6,342,966 5,059
September 2016 6,007,000 16,300 6,337,907 5,870