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New Orleans-Metairie, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 575,600 jobs in New Orleans, Louisiana in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 561,640 employed persons for the month. New Orleans added 700 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 836 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare New Orleans job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 575,600 +700 +3,900
CPS 561,640 +836 -3,140

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 634,300. Since then 58,700 jobs have been lost in New Orleans according to the employer survey. From a trough of 436,000 in October 2005, New Orleans has gained 139,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 606,610 for New Orleans in April 2000. 44,970 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 127,662 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

New Orleans, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 575,600 700 561,640 836
November 2016 574,900 1,600 560,804 171
October 2016 573,300 1,200 560,633 -751
September 2016 572,100 400 561,384 -1,921
August 2016 571,700 -7,300 563,305 -4,720
July 2016 579,000 500 568,025 307
June 2016 578,500 3,100 567,718 1,228
May 2016 575,400 1,100 566,490 376
April 2016 574,300 1,200 566,114 -2,601
March 2016 573,100 900 568,715 1,030
February 2016 572,200 -1,800 567,685 624
January 2016 574,000 2,300 567,061 2,281