Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California Job Growth
There were 5,726,900 jobs in Los Angeles, California in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 5,975,400 employed persons for the month. Los Angeles added 50,700 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 24,440 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Los Angeles job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Los Angeles, California Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles, California
CES employment for Los Angeles peaked in February 2020 at 6,301,800. Since then 574,900 jobs have been lost in Los Angeles according to the employer survey. From a trough of 5,270,100 in April 2020, Los Angeles has gained 456,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 6,537,934 for Los Angeles in February 2020. 562,534 jobs have been lost in Los Angeles since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 5,076,225, Los Angeles has added 899,175 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Los Angeles, California Employment History