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Alexandria, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 62,100 jobs in Alexandria, Louisiana in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 62,290 employed persons for the month. Alexandria lost 100 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 41 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Alexandria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 62,100 -100 +200
CPS 62,290 -41 +716

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

CPS employment reached a maximum of 68,450 for Alexandria in February 2008. 6,160 jobs have been lost in Alexandria since then according to the household survey. From a December 2012 low of 60,596, Alexandria has added 1,694 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Alexandria, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 62,100 -100 62,290 -41
January 2018 62,200 100 62,331 210
December 2017 62,100 0 62,121 687
November 2017 62,100 -300 61,434 316
October 2017 62,400 300 61,118 458
September 2017 62,100 100 60,660 -41
August 2017 62,000 0 60,701 -137
July 2017 62,000 300 60,838 -216
June 2017 61,700 -100 61,054 -66
May 2017 61,800 -100 61,120 -274
April 2017 61,900 100 61,394 -343
March 2017 61,800 -100 61,737 163