Department of Numbers

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 410,400 jobs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 405,414 employed persons for the month. Baton Rouge added 600 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,971 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Baton Rouge job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 410,400 +600 +6,500
CPS 405,414 +3,971 +10,426

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 500 jobs have been lost in Baton Rouge according to the employer survey. From a trough of 407,800 in July 2017, Baton Rouge has gained 2,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in November 2017 for Baton Rouge is at a new high of 405,414.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 410,400 600 405,414 3,971
October 2017 409,800 -500 401,443 2,305
September 2017 410,300 1,400 399,138 2,167
August 2017 408,900 1,100 396,971 669
July 2017 407,800 -200 396,302 -833
June 2017 408,000 -1,400 397,135 -1,192
May 2017 409,400 -700 398,327 -2,446
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