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Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California Job Growth

There were 6,187,600 jobs in Los Angeles, California in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 6,499,221 employed persons for the month. Los Angeles added 5,800 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 4,181 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Los Angeles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 6,187,600 +5,800 +43,800
CPS 6,499,221 -4,181 +18,959

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 February 2019 is at a new high of 6,187,600.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 6,530,197 for Los Angeles in November 2018. 30,976 jobs have been lost in Los Angeles since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Los Angeles, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 6,187,600 5,800 6,499,221 -4,181
January 2019 6,181,800 -5,200 6,503,402 -15,492
December 2018 6,187,000 -100 6,518,894 -11,303
November 2018 6,187,100 3,100 6,530,197 21,685
October 2018 6,184,000 10,900 6,508,512 17,470
September 2018 6,173,100 700 6,491,042 25,406
August 2018 6,172,400 9,200 6,465,636 -24,817
July 2018 6,163,200 1,900 6,490,453 12,853
June 2018 6,161,300 16,500 6,477,600 -6,421
May 2018 6,144,800 -5,400 6,484,021 49
April 2018 6,150,200 900 6,483,972 -8,945
March 2018 6,149,300 5,500 6,492,917 12,655