Department of Numbers

Louisiana Job Growth

There were 1,975,100 jobs in Louisiana in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,993,817 employed persons for the month. Louisiana lost 8,500 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 8,712 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Louisiana job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,975,100 -8,500 -1,900
CPS 1,993,817 +8,712 -9,598

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 2,002,400. Since then 27,300 jobs have been lost in Louisiana according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,961,000 in August 2016, Louisiana has gained 14,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Louisiana reached a maximum of 2,038,748 in January 2015. 44,931 jobs have been lost in Louisiana since then according to the household survey. From a December 2016 low of 1,974,499, Louisiana has added 19,318 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 1,975,100 -8,500 1,993,817 8,712
February 2017 1,983,600 7,900 1,985,105 8,582
January 2017 1,975,700 6,700 1,976,523 2,024
December 2016 1,969,000 3,000 1,974,499 -1,302
November 2016 1,966,000 -3,100 1,975,801 -1,891
October 2016 1,969,100 3,400 1,977,692 -2,269
September 2016 1,965,700 4,700 1,979,961 -2,728
August 2016 1,961,000 -9,400 1,982,689 -3,365
July 2016 1,970,400 2,300 1,986,054 -4,103
June 2016 1,968,100 -5,700 1,990,157 -4,635
May 2016 1,973,800 -1,900 1,994,792 -4,587
April 2016 1,975,700 -1,300 1,999,379 -4,036