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Alexandria, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 60,600 jobs in Alexandria, Louisiana in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 60,599 employed persons for the month. Alexandria added 800 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 141 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Alexandria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 60,600 +800 +1,700
CPS 60,599 +141 +4,702

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 7,000 jobs have been lost in Alexandria according to the employer survey. From a trough of 55,900 in April 2020, Alexandria has gained 4,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 67,964 for Alexandria in January 2008. 7,365 jobs have been lost in Alexandria since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 55,741, Alexandria has added 4,858 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Alexandria, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 60,600 800 60,599 141
June 2021 59,800 0 60,458 -56
May 2021 59,800 -100 60,514 -34
April 2021 59,900 -100 60,548 -134
March 2021 60,000 500 60,682 -96
February 2021 59,500 -400 60,778 -228
January 2021 59,900 -400 61,006 -18
December 2020 60,300 100 61,024 -19
November 2020 60,200 400 61,043 13
October 2020 59,800 400 61,030 122
September 2020 59,400 100 60,908 171
August 2020 59,300 400 60,737 4,840