Department of Numbers

Louisiana Job Growth

There were 1,897,600 jobs in Louisiana in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,917,198 employed persons for the month. Louisiana added 18,500 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,191 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Louisiana job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,897,600 +18,500 -90,200
CPS 1,917,198 +2,191 -76,049

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 109,600 jobs have been lost in Louisiana according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,722,400 in April 2020, Louisiana has gained 175,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Louisiana reached a maximum of 2,037,589 in December 2014. 120,391 jobs have been lost in Louisiana since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,640,602, Louisiana has added 276,596 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 1,897,600 18,500 1,917,198 2,191
October 2020 1,879,100 23,400 1,915,007 -16,372
September 2020 1,855,700 2,700 1,931,379 -13,424
August 2020 1,853,000 16,300 1,944,803 122,030
July 2020 1,836,700 19,800 1,822,773 17,746
June 2020 1,816,900 61,500 1,805,027 62,797
May 2020 1,755,400 33,000 1,742,230 101,628
April 2020 1,722,400 -238,300 1,640,602 -344,325
March 2020 1,960,700 -34,300 1,984,927 -15,199
February 2020 1,995,000 6,200 2,000,126 4,234
January 2020 1,988,800 4,900 1,995,892 2,684
December 2019 1,983,900 -3,900 1,993,208 -39