Department of Numbers

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 414,100 jobs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 400,183 employed persons for the month. Baton Rouge added 500 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 246 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Baton Rouge job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 414,100 +500 +4,500
CPS 400,183 -246 +701

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 in October 2019 is at a new high of 414,100.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 402,363 for Baton Rouge in February 2018. 2,180 jobs have been lost in Baton Rouge since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 399,373, Baton Rouge has added 810 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 414,100 500 400,183 -246
September 2019 413,600 1,400 400,429 -53
August 2019 412,200 2,800 400,482 -249
July 2019 409,400 -100 400,731 -606
June 2019 409,500 -1,800 401,337 -116
May 2019 411,300 1,700 401,453 121
April 2019 409,600 -1,500 401,332 156
March 2019 411,100 600 401,176 487
February 2019 410,500 800 400,689 612
January 2019 409,700 -100 400,077 359
December 2018 409,800 -800 399,718 80
November 2018 410,600 1,000 399,638 156