Department of Numbers

Louisiana Job Growth

There were 1,849,100 jobs in Louisiana in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,937,655 employed persons for the month. Louisiana added 1,900 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 4,430 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Louisiana job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,849,100 +1,900 +41,800
CPS 1,937,655 +4,430 +13,191

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 158,100 jobs have been lost in Louisiana according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,709,600 in April 2020, Louisiana has gained 139,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Louisiana reached a maximum of 2,041,637 in January 2020. 103,982 jobs have been lost in Louisiana since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 1,771,746, Louisiana has added 165,909 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 1,849,100 1,900 1,937,655 4,430
July 2021 1,847,200 10,700 1,933,225 7,860
June 2021 1,836,500 4,300 1,925,365 2,006
May 2021 1,832,200 -1,700 1,923,359 3,836
April 2021 1,833,900 -1,400 1,919,523 -2,249
March 2021 1,835,300 400 1,921,772 3,306
February 2021 1,834,900 0 1,918,466 -7,374
January 2021 1,834,900 300 1,925,840 -3,692
December 2020 1,834,600 3,900 1,929,532 -418
November 2020 1,830,700 12,100 1,929,950 -22
October 2020 1,818,600 15,300 1,929,972 1,984
September 2020 1,803,300 -4,000 1,927,988 3,524