Department of Numbers

Lake Charles, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 116,000 jobs in Lake Charles, Louisiana in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 108,288 employed persons for the month. Lake Charles lost 300 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 896 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lake Charles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 116,000 -300 +4,300
CPS 108,288 +896 +5,009

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 October 2017 at 116,300. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Lake Charles according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in November 2017 for Lake Charles is at a new high of 108,288.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Lake Charles, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 116,000 -300 108,288 896
October 2017 116,300 500 107,392 730
September 2017 115,800 600 106,662 329
August 2017 115,200 400 106,333 727
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