Department of Numbers

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 408,900 jobs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 397,989 employed persons for the month. Baton Rouge lost 1,200 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,784 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Baton Rouge job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 408,900 -1,200 +2,600
CPS 397,989 -2,784 +740

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

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge, Louisiana

CES employment for Baton Rouge peaked in February 2017 at 410,900. Since then 2,000 jobs have been lost in Baton Rouge according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 401,973 for Baton Rouge in March 2017. 3,984 jobs have been lost in Baton Rouge since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 408,900 -1,200 397,989 -2,784
April 2017 410,100 1,000 400,773 -1,200
March 2017 409,100 -1,800 401,973 788
February 2017 410,900 2,900 401,185 3,694
January 2017 408,000 4,800 397,491 2,862
December 2016 403,200 -700 394,629 -359
November 2016 403,900 -1,500 394,988 -442
October 2016 405,400 -700 395,430 638
September 2016 406,100 7,000 394,792 286
August 2016 399,100 -7,400 394,506 -1,491
July 2016 406,500 -100 395,997 -950
June 2016 406,600 300 396,947 -302