Department of Numbers

Louisiana Job Growth

There were 1,974,400 jobs in Louisiana in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,032,834 employed persons for the month. Louisiana added 2,800 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 8,718 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Louisiana job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,974,400 +2,800 -200
CPS 2,032,834 +8,718 +42,042

Louisiana Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Louisiana 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 in Louisiana

CES employment peaked in December 2014 for Louisiana at 2,004,500. Since then 30,100 jobs have been lost in Louisiana according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,963,300 in August 2016, Louisiana has gained 11,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Louisiana reached a maximum of 2,040,627 in December 2014. 7,793 jobs have been lost in Louisiana since then according to the household survey. From a November 2016 low of 1,986,113, Louisiana has added 46,721 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 1,974,400 2,800 2,032,834 8,718
January 2018 1,971,600 1,300 2,024,116 8,219
December 2017 1,970,300 2,300 2,015,897 -572
November 2017 1,968,000 -2,300 2,016,469 237
October 2017 1,970,300 2,800 2,016,232 3,296
September 2017 1,967,500 -2,700 2,012,936 4,729
August 2017 1,970,200 2,700 2,008,207 4,682
July 2017 1,967,500 -4,400 2,003,525 3,941
June 2017 1,971,900 -1,200 1,999,584 2,618
May 2017 1,973,100 -100 1,996,966 2,125
April 2017 1,973,200 200 1,994,841 1,986
March 2017 1,973,000 -1,600 1,992,855 2,063