Louisiana Job Growth
There were 1,972,800 jobs in Louisiana in October 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,017,343 employed persons for the month. Louisiana lost 6,000 jobs in October 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 4,519 (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 2,007,200. Since then 34,400 jobs have been lost in Louisiana according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,708,600 in April 2020, Louisiana has gained 264,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Louisiana reached a maximum of 2,039,382 in May 2023. 22,039 jobs have been lost in Louisiana since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Louisiana Employment History