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Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California Job Growth

There were 6,126,500 jobs in Los Angeles, California in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 6,268,582 employed persons for the month. Los Angeles added 16,400 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 41,447 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Los Angeles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 6,126,500 +16,400 +402,900
CPS 6,268,582 +41,447 +393,082

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 189,700 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 871,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 6,610,823 for Los Angeles in February 2020. 342,241 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 1,203,294 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Los Angeles, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 6,126,500 16,400 6,268,582 41,447
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
November 2021 6,007,600 22,100 6,146,298 3,646
October 2021 5,985,500 8,800 6,142,652 30,070
September 2021 5,976,700 -27,700 6,112,582 40,593
August 2021 6,004,400 33,100 6,071,989 43,765
July 2021 5,971,300 114,600 6,028,224 42,145
June 2021 5,856,700 13,900 5,986,079 37,296
May 2021 5,842,800 32,200 5,948,783 37,424
April 2021 5,810,600 87,000 5,911,359 35,859