Department of Numbers

Louisiana Job Growth

There were 1,905,100 jobs in Louisiana in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,001,931 employed persons for the month. Louisiana lost 100 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 12,978 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Louisiana job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,905,100 -100 +46,000
CPS 2,001,931 +12,978 +66,294

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 102,100 jobs have been lost in Louisiana according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,709,500 in April 2020, Louisiana has gained 195,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Louisiana reached a maximum of 2,026,322 in November 2014. 24,391 jobs have been lost in Louisiana since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,719,078, Louisiana has added 282,853 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 1,905,100 -100 2,001,931 12,978
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
July 2021 1,886,100 17,500 1,951,720 1,599
June 2021 1,868,600 -1,200 1,950,121 2,870
May 2021 1,869,800 5,200 1,947,251 5,054
April 2021 1,864,600 5,500 1,942,197 6,560