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Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California Job Growth

There were 6,113,700 jobs in Los Angeles, California in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 6,485,463 employed persons for the month. Los Angeles added 19,100 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 7,454 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Los Angeles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 6,113,700 +19,100 +88,800
CPS 6,485,463 -7,454 +69,254

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 in April 2018 is at a new high of 6,113,700.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 6,492,917 for Los Angeles in March 2018. 7,454 jobs have been lost in Los Angeles since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Los Angeles, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 6,113,700 19,100 6,485,463 -7,454
March 2018 6,094,600 -3,900 6,492,917 12,655
February 2018 6,098,500 -13,400 6,480,262 6,538
January 2018 6,111,900 2,300 6,473,724 -12,607
December 2017 6,109,600 14,900 6,486,331 2,151
November 2017 6,094,700 4,600 6,484,180 -4,069
October 2017 6,090,100 6,400 6,488,249 1,685
September 2017 6,083,700 10,900 6,486,564 17,330
August 2017 6,072,800 8,400 6,469,234 16,554
July 2017 6,064,400 9,400 6,452,680 16,366
June 2017 6,055,000 16,200 6,436,314 16,349
May 2017 6,038,800 13,900 6,419,965 3,756