Department of Numbers

Lake Charles, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 105,300 jobs in Lake Charles, Louisiana in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 98,280 employed persons for the month. Lake Charles lost 900 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 92 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lake Charles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 105,300 -900 +1,700
CPS 98,280 -92 +827

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 106,200. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Lake Charles according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 99,187 for Lake Charles in March 2016. 907 jobs have been lost in Lake Charles since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Lake Charles, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 105,300 -900 98,280 -92
November 2016 106,200 100 98,372 -129
October 2016 106,100 0 98,501 -194
September 2016 106,100 200 98,695 -65
August 2016 105,900 100 98,760 -268
July 2016 105,800 700 99,028 6
June 2016 105,100 600 99,022 73
May 2016 104,500 -300 98,949 17
April 2016 104,800 100 98,932 -255
March 2016 104,700 900 99,187 290
February 2016 103,800 100 98,897 659
January 2016 103,700 100 98,238 785