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Alexandria, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 63,300 jobs in Alexandria, Louisiana in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 61,374 employed persons for the month. Alexandria lost 500 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 179 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Alexandria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 63,300 -500 -500
CPS 61,374 -179 -1,085

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 4,300 jobs have been lost in Alexandria according to the employer survey. From a trough of 62,300 in December 2012, Alexandria has gained 1,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 68,450 for Alexandria in February 2008. 7,076 jobs have been lost in Alexandria since then according to the household survey. From a December 2012 low of 60,565, Alexandria has added 809 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Alexandria, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 63,300 -500 61,374 -179
October 2016 63,800 0 61,553 -214
September 2016 63,800 100 61,767 -228
August 2016 63,700 -100 61,995 -323
July 2016 63,800 -299 62,318 -358
June 2016 64,099 -200 62,676 -270
May 2016 64,300 -100 62,946 -128
April 2016 64,400 300 63,074 -288
March 2016 64,099 -300 63,362 69
February 2016 64,400 -99 63,293 303
January 2016 64,500 700 62,990 505
December 2015 63,800 0 62,485 26