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Baton Rouge, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 410,800 jobs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 401,390 employed persons for the month. Baton Rouge added 2,800 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,194 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Baton Rouge job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 410,800 +2,800 +5,300
CPS 401,390 +1,194 -3,883

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 in February 2017 is at a new high of 410,800.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 406,943 for Baton Rouge in July 2016. 5,553 jobs have been lost in Baton Rouge since then according to the household survey. From a January 2017 low of 400,196, Baton Rouge has added 1,194 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2017

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2017 410,800 2,800 401,390 1,194
January 2017 408,000 4,800 400,196 -4,669
December 2016 403,200 -700 404,865 770
November 2016 403,900 -1,500 404,095 -490
October 2016 405,400 -700 404,585 1,514
September 2016 406,100 7,000 403,071 -780
August 2016 399,100 -7,400 403,851 -3,092
July 2016 406,500 -100 406,943 487
June 2016 406,600 300 406,456 1,625
May 2016 406,300 -600 404,831 -1,477
April 2016 406,900 700 406,308 -360
March 2016 406,200 700 406,668 1,395