Department of Numbers

Louisiana Job Growth

There were 1,989,700 jobs in Louisiana in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,011,048 employed persons for the month. Louisiana lost 0 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 5,318 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Louisiana job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,989,700 0 +19,400
CPS 2,011,048 -5,318 -5,184

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 14,800 jobs have been lost in Louisiana according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,963,300 in August 2016, Louisiana has gained 26,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Louisiana reached a maximum of 2,042,325 in April 2018. 31,277 jobs have been lost in Louisiana since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 1,989,700 0 2,011,048 -5,318
September 2018 1,989,700 2,400 2,016,366 -7,677
August 2018 1,987,300 1,100 2,024,043 -7,025
July 2018 1,986,200 -1,800 2,031,068 -5,198
June 2018 1,988,000 -4,000 2,036,266 -5,089
May 2018 1,992,000 -200 2,041,355 -970
April 2018 1,992,200 8,300 2,042,325 3,328
March 2018 1,983,900 5,600 2,038,997 6,024
February 2018 1,978,300 6,700 2,032,973 8,857
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