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.
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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
Louisiana Employment History