Department of Numbers

Lake Charles, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 115,400 jobs in Lake Charles, Louisiana in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 106,463 employed persons for the month. Lake Charles added 600 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 857 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lake Charles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 115,400 +600 +6,400
CPS 106,463 +857 +4,331

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 in August 2017 is at a new high of 115,400.

CPS employment in August 2017 for Lake Charles is at a new high of 106,463.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Lake Charles, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 115,400 600 106,463 857
July 2017 114,800 1,200 105,606 450
June 2017 113,600 900 105,156 88
May 2017 112,700 1,400 105,068 304
April 2017 111,300 0 104,764 -17
March 2017 111,300 -300 104,781 156
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