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Alexandria, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 62,200 jobs in Alexandria, Louisiana in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 61,803 employed persons for the month. Alexandria lost 0 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 461 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Alexandria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 62,200 0 +300
CPS 61,803 -461 +1,340

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 5,400 jobs have been lost in Alexandria according to the employer survey. From a trough of 61,700 in June 2017, Alexandria has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 68,450 for Alexandria in February 2008. 6,647 jobs have been lost in Alexandria since then according to the household survey. From a February 2017 low of 60,368, Alexandria has added 1,435 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Alexandria, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 62,200 0 61,803 -461
March 2018 62,200 0 62,264 -290
February 2018 62,200 0 62,554 305
January 2018 62,200 100 62,249 690
December 2017 62,100 0 61,559 28
November 2017 62,100 -300 61,531 51
October 2017 62,400 300 61,480 186
September 2017 62,100 100 61,294 292
August 2017 62,000 0 61,002 241
July 2017 62,000 300 60,761 211
June 2017 61,700 -100 60,550 107
May 2017 61,800 -100 60,443 -20