Department of Numbers

Louisiana Job Growth

There were 1,974,900 jobs in Louisiana in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,000,413 employed persons for the month. Louisiana lost 3,100 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 13,604 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Louisiana job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,974,900 -3,100 +8,900
CPS 2,000,413 +13,604 +24,612

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 27,500 jobs have been lost in Louisiana according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,961,000 in August 2016, Louisiana has gained 13,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Louisiana reached a maximum of 2,038,748 in January 2015. 38,335 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 25,914 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 1,974,900 -3,100 2,000,413 13,604
October 2017 1,978,000 -2,500 1,986,809 9,217
September 2017 1,980,500 -2,700 1,977,592 2,714
August 2017 1,983,200 1,400 1,974,878 -7,322
July 2017 1,981,800 -6,300 1,982,200 -11,138
June 2017 1,988,100 3,700 1,993,338 -4,429
May 2017 1,984,400 11,700 1,997,767 -390
April 2017 1,972,700 -1,200 1,998,157 4,559
March 2017 1,973,900 -9,700 1,993,598 8,493
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