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.
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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 2,004,500. 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
Louisiana Employment History