Department of Numbers

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 417,300 jobs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 403,922 employed persons for the month. Baton Rouge lost 1,400 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 663 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Baton Rouge job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 417,300 -1,400 +10,500
CPS 403,922 -663 +3,930

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 October 2016 at 418,700. Since then 1,400 jobs have been lost in Baton Rouge according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 406,943 for Baton Rouge in July 2016. 3,021 jobs have been lost in Baton Rouge since then according to the household survey. From a September 2016 low of 403,071, Baton Rouge has added 851 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 417,300 -1,400 403,922 -663
October 2016 418,700 5,100 404,585 1,514
September 2016 413,600 100 403,071 -780
August 2016 413,500 -2,700 403,851 -3,092
July 2016 416,200 1,500 406,943 487
June 2016 414,700 3,700 406,456 1,625
May 2016 411,000 -2,800 404,831 -1,477
April 2016 413,800 2,500 406,308 -360
March 2016 411,300 2,000 406,668 1,395
February 2016 409,300 -1,800 405,273 845
January 2016 411,100 3,000 404,428 2,672
December 2015 408,100 1,300 401,756 1,764