Department of Numbers

Alexandria, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 61,200 jobs in Alexandria, Louisiana in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 59,826 employed persons for the month. Alexandria lost 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 26 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Alexandria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 61,200 -100 -900
CPS 59,826 -26 -2,728

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 6,400 jobs have been lost in Alexandria according to the employer survey. From a trough of 61,100 in September 2018, Alexandria has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 68,450 for Alexandria in February 2008. 8,624 jobs have been lost in Alexandria since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Alexandria, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 61,200 -100 59,826 -26
January 2019 61,300 100 59,852 -625
December 2018 61,200 100 60,477 109
November 2018 61,100 -300 60,368 -17
October 2018 61,400 300 60,385 48
September 2018 61,100 -300 60,337 -385
August 2018 61,400 0 60,722 -276
July 2018 61,400 -200 60,998 -12
June 2018 61,600 -100 61,010 -387
May 2018 61,700 -100 61,397 -394
April 2018 61,800 -200 61,791 -473
March 2018 62,000 -100 62,264 -290