Baton Rouge, Louisiana Job Growth
There were 389,000 jobs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 393,343 employed persons for the month. Baton Rouge added 300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 629 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Baton Rouge job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 26,500 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 36,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 404,929 for Baton Rouge in January 2019. 11,586 jobs have been lost in Baton Rouge since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 332,057, Baton Rouge has added 61,286 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Baton Rouge, Louisiana Employment History