Department of Numbers

Louisiana Job Growth

There were 1,755,200 jobs in Louisiana in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,773,301 employed persons for the month. Louisiana added 32,800 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 132,699 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Louisiana job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,755,200 +32,800 -236,000
CPS 1,773,301 +132,699 -219,894

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 2,007,200. Since then 252,000 jobs have been lost in Louisiana according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,722,400 in April 2020, Louisiana has gained 32,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Louisiana reached a maximum of 2,037,589 in December 2014. 264,288 jobs have been lost in Louisiana since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,640,602, Louisiana has added 132,699 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 1,755,200 32,800 1,773,301 132,699
April 2020 1,722,400 -238,300 1,640,602 -344,325
March 2020 1,960,700 -34,300 1,984,927 -15,199
February 2020 1,995,000 6,200 2,000,126 4,234
January 2020 1,988,800 4,900 1,995,892 2,684
December 2019 1,983,900 -3,900 1,993,208 -39
November 2019 1,987,800 4,800 1,993,247 -75
October 2019 1,983,000 -4,100 1,993,322 232
September 2019 1,987,100 900 1,993,090 454
August 2019 1,986,200 6,100 1,992,636 173
July 2019 1,980,100 -4,300 1,992,463 -14
June 2019 1,984,400 -6,800 1,992,477 -718