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Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California Job Growth

There were 6,023,700 jobs in Los Angeles, California in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 6,403,008 employed persons for the month. Los Angeles lost 8,100 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 40,206 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Los Angeles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 6,023,700 -8,100 +96,900
CPS 6,403,008 +40,206 +105,037

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.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Los Angeles is at a new high of 6,403,008.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Los Angeles, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 6,023,700 -8,100 6,403,008 40,206
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
August 2016 5,990,700 10,500 6,332,037 8,923
July 2016 5,980,200 22,900 6,323,114 11,354
June 2016 5,957,300 -11,100 6,311,760 8,461
May 2016 5,968,400 5,800 6,303,299 4,753
April 2016 5,962,600 35,800 6,298,546 575