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Alexandria, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 62,900 jobs in Alexandria, Louisiana in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 61,123 employed persons for the month. Alexandria lost 0 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 271 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Alexandria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 62,900 0 -700
CPS 61,123 -271 -909

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Alexandria, Louisiana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Alexandria 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 Alexandria, Louisiana

CES employment for Alexandria peaked in February 2008 at 67,600. Since then 4,700 jobs have been lost in Alexandria according to the employer survey. From a trough of 62,300 in December 2012, Alexandria has gained 600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 68,450 for Alexandria in February 2008. 7,327 jobs have been lost in Alexandria since then according to the household survey. From a December 2012 low of 60,596, Alexandria has added 527 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Alexandria, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 62,900 0 61,123 -271
April 2017 62,900 0 61,394 -343
March 2017 62,900 -600 61,737 163
February 2017 63,500 0 61,574 250
January 2017 63,500 1,000 61,324 159
December 2016 62,500 -500 61,165 -123
November 2016 63,000 -400 61,288 -95
October 2016 63,400 200 61,383 -87
September 2016 63,200 -300 61,470 -168
August 2016 63,500 -200 61,638 -175
July 2016 63,700 200 61,813 -99
June 2016 63,500 -100 61,912 -120