Department of Numbers

Louisiana Job Growth

There were 1,975,300 jobs in Louisiana in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,985,836 employed persons for the month. Louisiana added 600 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 3,930 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Louisiana job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,975,300 +600 -6,400
CPS 1,985,836 -3,930 -21,729

Louisiana Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Louisiana 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 in Louisiana

CES employment peaked in December 2014 for Louisiana at 2,001,200. Since then 25,900 jobs have been lost in Louisiana according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,968,100 in September 2016, Louisiana has gained 7,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Louisiana reached a maximum of 2,039,350 in January 2015. 53,514 jobs have been lost in Louisiana since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 1,975,300 600 1,985,836 -3,930
October 2016 1,974,700 6,600 1,989,766 -6,219
September 2016 1,968,100 -1,800 1,995,985 -9,375
August 2016 1,969,900 -8,600 2,005,360 -12,997
July 2016 1,978,500 -600 2,018,357 -8,349
June 2016 1,979,100 3,500 2,026,706 -3,166
May 2016 1,975,600 -4,300 2,029,872 609
April 2016 1,979,900 2,800 2,029,263 2,835
March 2016 1,977,100 -1,100 2,026,428 7,729
February 2016 1,978,200 -5,000 2,018,699 7,820
January 2016 1,983,200 3,200 2,010,879 5,677
December 2015 1,980,000 -1,700 2,005,202 -2,363