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Alexandria, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 59,900 jobs in Alexandria, Louisiana in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 60,188 employed persons for the month. Alexandria lost 0 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 102 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Alexandria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 59,900 0 -1,700
CPS 60,188 -102 +110

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

CPS employment reached a maximum of 68,459 for Alexandria in January 2008. 8,271 jobs have been lost in Alexandria since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 51,717, Alexandria has added 8,471 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Alexandria, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 59,900 0 60,188 -102
January 2021 59,900 -400 60,290 417
December 2020 60,300 100 59,873 707
November 2020 60,200 400 59,166 -874
October 2020 59,800 400 60,040 -148
September 2020 59,400 100 60,188 -47
August 2020 59,300 400 60,235 3,756
July 2020 58,900 800 56,479 662
June 2020 58,100 1,200 55,817 656
May 2020 56,900 1,000 55,161 3,444
April 2020 55,900 -5,500 51,717 -8,393
March 2020 61,400 -200 60,110 32