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Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California Job Growth

There were 6,159,800 jobs in Los Angeles, California in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 6,509,871 employed persons for the month. Los Angeles added 8,500 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 18,829 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Los Angeles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 6,159,800 +8,500 +69,700
CPS 6,509,871 +18,829 +21,622

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 October 2018 is at a new high of 6,159,800.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Los Angeles is at a new high of 6,509,871.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Los Angeles, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 6,159,800 8,500 6,509,871 18,829
September 2018 6,151,300 -2,200 6,491,042 25,406
August 2018 6,153,500 21,800 6,465,636 -24,817
July 2018 6,131,700 14,100 6,490,453 12,853
June 2018 6,117,600 7,700 6,477,600 -6,421
May 2018 6,109,900 -600 6,484,021 49
April 2018 6,110,500 15,900 6,483,972 -8,945
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