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Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California Job Growth

There were 5,285,000 jobs in Los Angeles, California in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 5,085,303 employed persons for the month. Los Angeles lost 921,800 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,082,152 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Los Angeles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 5,285,000 -921,800 -938,500
CPS 5,085,303 -1,082,152 -1,354,506

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 1,031,200 jobs have been lost in Los Angeles according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 6,533,381 for Los Angeles in February 2020. 1,448,078 jobs have been lost in Los Angeles since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Los Angeles, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 5,285,000 -921,800 5,085,303 -1,082,152
March 2020 6,206,800 -109,400 6,167,455 -365,926
February 2020 6,316,200 15,800 6,533,381 8,435
January 2020 6,300,400 19,500 6,524,946 -5,706
December 2019 6,280,900 12,100 6,530,652 9,058
November 2019 6,268,800 11,100 6,521,594 11,990
October 2019 6,257,700 400 6,509,604 14,397
September 2019 6,257,300 4,000 6,495,207 16,896
August 2019 6,253,300 3,600 6,478,311 17,329
July 2019 6,249,700 10,000 6,460,982 13,143
June 2019 6,239,700 10,100 6,447,839 6,997
May 2019 6,229,600 6,100 6,440,842 1,033