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Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California Job Growth

There were 6,247,300 jobs in Los Angeles, California in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 6,444,236 employed persons for the month. Los Angeles added 10,700 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 4,553 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Los Angeles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 6,247,300 +10,700 +84,100
CPS 6,444,236 -4,553 -24,700

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 July 2019 is at a new high of 6,247,300.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 6,501,685 for Los Angeles in February 2019. 57,449 jobs have been lost in Los Angeles since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Los Angeles, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 6,247,300 10,700 6,444,236 -4,553
June 2019 6,236,600 18,500 6,448,789 -11,911
May 2019 6,218,100 9,400 6,460,700 -11,126
April 2019 6,208,700 12,200 6,471,826 -21,628
March 2019 6,196,500 7,000 6,493,454 -8,231
February 2019 6,189,500 7,700 6,501,685 1,897
January 2019 6,181,800 -5,200 6,499,788 3,804
December 2018 6,187,000 -100 6,495,984 -1,039
November 2018 6,187,100 3,100 6,497,023 581
October 2018 6,184,000 10,900 6,496,442 7,374
September 2018 6,173,100 700 6,489,068 10,464
August 2018 6,172,400 9,200 6,478,604 9,668