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Alexandria, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 61,300 jobs in Alexandria, Louisiana in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 59,622 employed persons for the month. Alexandria lost 100 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 55 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Alexandria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 61,300 -100 -100
CPS 59,622 -55 +76

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Alexandria, Louisiana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Alexandria 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 for Alexandria, Louisiana

CES employment for Alexandria peaked in February 2008 at 67,600. Since then 6,300 jobs have been lost in Alexandria according to the employer survey. From a trough of 61,100 in September 2018, Alexandria has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 68,459 for Alexandria in January 2008. 8,837 jobs have been lost in Alexandria since then according to the household survey. From a October 2018 low of 59,410, Alexandria has added 212 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Alexandria, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 61,300 -100 59,622 -55
July 2019 61,400 100 59,677 -74
June 2019 61,300 100 59,751 -10
May 2019 61,200 -200 59,761 6
April 2019 61,400 100 59,755 60
March 2019 61,300 100 59,695 112
February 2019 61,200 -100 59,583 99
January 2019 61,300 100 59,484 36
December 2018 61,200 100 59,448 22
November 2018 61,100 -300 59,426 16
October 2018 61,400 300 59,410 -45
September 2018 61,100 -300 59,455 -91