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Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California Job Growth

There were 6,066,800 jobs in Los Angeles, California in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 6,480,054 employed persons for the month. Los Angeles added 1,500 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 5,777 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Los Angeles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 6,066,800 +1,500 +49,100
CPS 6,480,054 -5,777 +136,954

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 November 2017 is at a new high of 6,066,800.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 6,485,831 for Los Angeles in October 2017. 5,777 jobs have been lost in Los Angeles since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Los Angeles, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 6,066,800 1,500 6,480,054 -5,777
October 2017 6,065,300 10,700 6,485,831 480
September 2017 6,054,600 26,100 6,485,351 65,168
August 2017 6,028,500 10,000 6,420,183 -5,038
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