Department of Numbers

Louisiana Job Growth

There were 1,922,200 jobs in Louisiana in July 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,027,635 employed persons for the month. Louisiana added 13,700 jobs in July 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 308 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Louisiana job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,922,200 +13,700 +36,100
CPS 2,027,635 -308 +75,915

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 85,000 jobs have been lost in Louisiana according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,709,500 in April 2020, Louisiana has gained 212,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Louisiana reached a maximum of 2,027,943 in June 2022. 308 jobs have been lost in Louisiana since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2022

Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2022 1,922,200 13,700 2,027,635 -308
June 2022 1,908,500 -1,100 2,027,943 4,047
May 2022 1,909,600 700 2,023,896 10,267
April 2022 1,908,900 2,400 2,013,629 11,671
March 2022 1,906,500 1,300 2,001,958 13,005
February 2022 1,905,200 2,800 1,988,953 9,684
January 2022 1,902,400 6,000 1,979,269 7,953
December 2021 1,896,400 8,200 1,971,316 3,881
November 2021 1,888,200 7,600 1,967,435 4,846
October 2021 1,880,600 39,800 1,962,589 5,124
September 2021 1,840,800 -44,300 1,957,465 3,756
August 2021 1,885,100 -1,000 1,953,709 1,989