Department of Numbers

Louisiana Job Growth

There were 1,986,600 jobs in Louisiana in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,004,096 employed persons for the month. Louisiana added 4,800 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,500 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Louisiana job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,986,600 +4,800 +1,000
CPS 2,004,096 -1,500 +7,679

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 2,007,100. Since then 20,500 jobs have been lost in Louisiana according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,964,700 in August 2016, Louisiana has gained 21,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Louisiana reached a maximum of 2,037,589 in December 2014. 33,493 jobs have been lost in Louisiana since then according to the household survey. From a November 2016 low of 1,979,996, Louisiana has added 24,100 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 1,986,600 4,800 2,004,096 -1,500
July 2019 1,981,800 800 2,005,596 -1,457
June 2019 1,981,000 -1,100 2,007,053 933
May 2019 1,982,100 -1,100 2,006,120 1,198
April 2019 1,983,200 -1,300 2,004,922 1,933
March 2019 1,984,500 3,200 2,002,989 2,552
February 2019 1,981,300 -2,900 2,000,437 1,738
January 2019 1,984,200 2,000 1,998,699 1,601
December 2018 1,982,200 -2,200 1,997,098 188
November 2018 1,984,400 -2,600 1,996,910 307
October 2018 1,987,000 1,500 1,996,603 259
September 2018 1,985,500 -100 1,996,344 -73