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Alexandria, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 58,800 jobs in Alexandria, Louisiana in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 56,556 employed persons for the month. Alexandria added 900 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 739 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Alexandria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 58,800 +900 -3,200
CPS 56,556 +739 -3,363

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 8,800 jobs have been lost in Alexandria according to the employer survey. From a trough of 56,000 in April 2020, Alexandria has gained 2,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 68,459 for Alexandria in January 2008. 11,903 jobs have been lost in Alexandria since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 51,717, Alexandria has added 4,839 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Alexandria, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 58,800 900 56,556 739
June 2020 57,900 500 55,817 656
May 2020 57,400 1,400 55,161 3,444
April 2020 56,000 -5,300 51,717 -8,393
March 2020 61,300 -400 60,110 32
February 2020 61,700 -100 60,078 94
January 2020 61,800 -100 59,984 42
December 2019 61,900 0 59,942 -22
November 2019 61,900 -100 59,964 -12
October 2019 62,000 0 59,976 1
September 2019 62,000 0 59,975 22
August 2019 62,000 0 59,953 34