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Baton Rouge, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 410,000 jobs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 401,149 employed persons for the month. Baton Rouge added 300 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 232 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Baton Rouge job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 410,000 +300 +2,100
CPS 401,149 -232 -9,707

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 June 2018 at 412,300. Since then 2,300 jobs have been lost in Baton Rouge according to the employer survey. From a trough of 409,600 in August 2018, Baton Rouge has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 410,856 for Baton Rouge in February 2018. 9,707 jobs have been lost in Baton Rouge since then according to the household survey. From a October 2018 low of 400,142, Baton Rouge has added 1,007 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 410,000 300 401,149 -232
January 2019 409,700 -100 401,381 -1,372
December 2018 409,800 -800 402,753 1,189
November 2018 410,600 1,000 401,564 1,422
October 2018 409,600 -400 400,142 -2,783
September 2018 410,000 400 402,925 -1,878
August 2018 409,600 -700 404,803 -1,427
July 2018 410,300 -2,000 406,230 -368
June 2018 412,300 2,100 406,598 497
May 2018 410,200 300 406,101 -3,139
April 2018 409,900 -1,800 409,240 -721
March 2018 411,700 3,800 409,961 -895