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Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California Job Growth

There were 5,760,200 jobs in Los Angeles, California in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 5,907,323 employed persons for the month. Los Angeles added 14,800 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 40,892 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Los Angeles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 5,760,200 +14,800 -508,600
CPS 5,907,323 -40,892 -614,271

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 556,000 jobs have been lost in Los Angeles according to the employer survey. From a trough of 5,313,700 in April 2020, Los Angeles has gained 446,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 6,533,381 for Los Angeles in February 2020. 626,058 jobs have been lost in Los Angeles since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 5,043,859, Los Angeles has added 863,464 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Los Angeles, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 5,760,200 14,800 5,907,323 -40,892
October 2020 5,745,400 73,600 5,948,215 340,770
September 2020 5,671,800 47,300 5,607,445 88,057
August 2020 5,624,500 1,000 5,519,388 87,737
July 2020 5,623,500 42,200 5,431,651 85,418
June 2020 5,581,300 220,000 5,346,233 302,374
May 2020 5,361,300 47,600 5,043,859 -47,511
April 2020 5,313,700 -893,100 5,091,370 -1,076,085
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