Department of Numbers

Louisiana Job Growth

There were 1,838,300 jobs in Louisiana in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,919,136 employed persons for the month. Louisiana added 3,400 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 6,704 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Louisiana job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,838,300 +3,400 -155,200
CPS 1,919,136 -6,704 -120,275

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 168,900 jobs have been lost in Louisiana according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,709,600 in April 2020, Louisiana has gained 128,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Louisiana reached a maximum of 2,041,637 in January 2020. 122,501 jobs have been lost in Louisiana since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 1,771,746, Louisiana has added 147,390 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 1,838,300 3,400 1,919,136 -6,704
January 2021 1,834,900 300 1,925,840 -3,692
December 2020 1,834,600 3,900 1,929,532 -418
November 2020 1,830,700 12,100 1,929,950 -22
October 2020 1,818,600 15,300 1,929,972 1,984
September 2020 1,803,300 -4,000 1,927,988 3,524
August 2020 1,807,300 16,300 1,924,464 149,307
July 2020 1,791,000 20,900 1,775,157 3,000
June 2020 1,770,100 37,300 1,772,157 411
May 2020 1,732,800 23,200 1,771,746 -1,725
April 2020 1,709,600 -261,500 1,773,471 -262,551
March 2020 1,971,100 -22,400 2,036,022 -3,389