Lafayette, Louisiana Job Growth
There were 157,300 jobs in Lafayette, Louisiana in April 2013 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 136,023 employed persons for the month. Lafayette added 100 jobs in April 2013 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 399 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lafayette job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Lafayette, Louisiana Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Lafayette 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 Lafayette, Louisiana
CES employment for Lafayette peaked in December 2012 at 157,900. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in Lafayette according to the employer survey. From a trough of 157,200 in March 2013, Lafayette has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 136,535 for Lafayette in February 2013. 512 jobs have been lost in Lafayette since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Lafayette, Louisiana Employment History