Department of Numbers

Lake Charles, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 111,600 jobs in Lake Charles, Louisiana in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 104,935 employed persons for the month. Lake Charles lost 0 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 310 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lake Charles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 111,600 0 +4,500
CPS 104,935 +310 +4,590

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

Lake Charles, Louisiana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Lake Charles 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 Lake Charles, Louisiana

CES employment for Lake Charles peaked in November 2016 at 111,700. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Lake Charles according to the employer survey. From a trough of 110,800 in December 2016, Lake Charles has gained 800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Lake Charles is at a new high of 104,935.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Lake Charles, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 111,600 0 104,935 310
February 2017 111,600 100 104,625 646
January 2017 111,500 700 103,979 338
December 2016 110,800 -900 103,641 362
November 2016 111,700 300 103,279 239
October 2016 111,400 1,400 103,040 347
September 2016 110,000 1,000 102,693 561
August 2016 109,000 0 102,132 417
July 2016 109,000 500 101,715 344
June 2016 108,500 600 101,371 482
May 2016 107,900 800 100,889 373
April 2016 107,100 0 100,516 171