Department of Numbers

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 399,700 jobs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in July 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 407,408 employed persons for the month. Baton Rouge added 1,700 jobs in July 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 67 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Baton Rouge job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 399,700 +1,700 +10,000
CPS 407,408 -67 +15,916

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 416,500. Since then 16,800 jobs have been lost in Baton Rouge according to the employer survey. From a trough of 353,100 in April 2020, Baton Rouge has gained 46,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 407,516 for Baton Rouge in May 2022. 108 jobs have been lost in Baton Rouge since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2022

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2022 399,700 1,700 407,408 -67
June 2022 398,000 -1,700 407,475 -41
May 2022 399,700 600 407,516 586
April 2022 399,100 1,200 406,930 645
March 2022 397,900 -1,300 406,285 559
February 2022 399,200 600 405,726 1,153
January 2022 398,600 -2,900 404,573 1,347
December 2021 401,500 4,000 403,226 -4
November 2021 397,500 500 403,230 337
October 2021 397,000 6,300 402,893 1,017
September 2021 390,700 -300 401,876 9,488
August 2021 391,000 1,300 392,388 896