Department of Numbers

New Orleans-Metairie, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 571,900 jobs in New Orleans, Louisiana in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 568,277 employed persons for the month. New Orleans lost 2,500 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,919 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare New Orleans job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 571,900 -2,500 -4,600
CPS 568,277 +1,919 +3,739

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

New Orleans, Louisiana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for New Orleans 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 New Orleans, Louisiana

CES employment for New Orleans peaked in March 2001 at 635,000. Since then 63,100 jobs have been lost in New Orleans according to the employer survey. From a trough of 435,500 in October 2005, New Orleans has gained 136,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 606,610 for New Orleans in April 2000. 38,333 jobs have been lost in New Orleans since then according to the household survey. From a October 2005 low of 433,978, New Orleans has added 134,299 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

New Orleans, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 571,900 -2,500 568,277 1,919
October 2017 574,400 -3,500 566,358 1,859
September 2017 577,900 -300 564,499 1,803
August 2017 578,200 2,000 562,696 -677
July 2017 576,200 -4,300 563,373 -1,831
June 2017 580,500 3,100 565,204 1,165
May 2017 577,400 1,100 564,039 -1,997
April 2017 576,300 700 566,036 -2,205
March 2017 575,600 -1,400 568,241 2,117
February 2017 577,000 900 566,124 2,790
January 2017 576,100 -2,600 563,334 -1,002
December 2016 578,700 2,200 564,336 -202