Louisiana Job Growth
There were 1,986,600 jobs in Louisiana in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,004,096 employed persons for the month. Louisiana added 4,800 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,500 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Louisiana job growth compared to other states.
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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 2,007,100. Since then 20,500 jobs have been lost in Louisiana according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,964,700 in August 2016, Louisiana has gained 21,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Louisiana reached a maximum of 2,037,589 in December 2014. 33,493 jobs have been lost in Louisiana since then according to the household survey. From a November 2016 low of 1,979,996, Louisiana has added 24,100 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Louisiana Employment History