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Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California Job Growth

There were 6,276,900 jobs in Los Angeles, California in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 6,281,642 employed persons for the month. Los Angeles added 19,400 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 13,074 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Los Angeles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 6,276,900 +19,400 +269,300
CPS 6,281,642 -13,074 +135,344

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 6,316,200. Since then 39,300 jobs have been lost in Los Angeles according to the employer survey. From a trough of 5,255,100 in April 2020, Los Angeles has gained 1,021,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 6,610,823 for Los Angeles in February 2020. 329,181 jobs have been lost in Los Angeles since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 5,065,288, Los Angeles has added 1,216,354 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

Los Angeles, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 6,276,900 19,400 6,281,642 -13,074
October 2022 6,257,500 27,000 6,294,716 -13,894
September 2022 6,230,500 3,800 6,308,610 -9,687
August 2022 6,226,700 18,800 6,318,297 1,648
July 2022 6,207,900 35,300 6,316,649 -1,860
June 2022 6,172,600 19,000 6,318,509 3,197
May 2022 6,153,600 12,700 6,315,312 17,497
April 2022 6,140,900 15,300 6,297,815 28,886
March 2022 6,125,600 15,500 6,268,929 41,794
February 2022 6,110,100 50,300 6,227,135 42,709
January 2022 6,059,800 15,800 6,184,426 42,608
December 2021 6,044,000 36,400 6,141,818 -4,480