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Baton Rouge, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 395,500 jobs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 398,968 employed persons for the month. Baton Rouge added 2,200 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,904 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Baton Rouge job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 395,500 +2,200 +7,900
CPS 398,968 +1,904 +4,267

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge, Louisiana

CES employment for Baton Rouge peaked in January 2019 at 415,500. Since then 20,000 jobs have been lost in Baton Rouge according to the employer survey. From a trough of 352,900 in April 2020, Baton Rouge has gained 42,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 408,869 for Baton Rouge in March 2020. 9,901 jobs have been lost in Baton Rouge since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 353,981, Baton Rouge has added 44,987 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 395,500 2,200 398,968 1,904
October 2021 393,300 6,100 397,064 1,811
September 2021 387,200 100 395,253 1,693
August 2021 387,100 100 393,560 1,120
July 2021 387,000 2,900 392,440 329
June 2021 384,100 -1,700 392,111 -944
May 2021 385,800 300 393,055 -335
April 2021 385,500 -2,400 393,390 -767
March 2021 387,900 -100 394,157 -232
February 2021 388,000 -700 394,389 -627
January 2021 388,700 1,000 395,016 443
December 2020 387,700 100 394,573 -128