Department of Numbers

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 393,800 jobs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 389,449 employed persons for the month. Baton Rouge added 400 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 427 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Baton Rouge job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 393,800 +400 -16,000
CPS 389,449 -427 -8,814

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 417,600. Since then 23,800 jobs have been lost in Baton Rouge according to the employer survey. From a trough of 359,800 in April 2020, Baton Rouge has gained 34,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 404,929 for Baton Rouge in January 2019. 15,480 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 57,392 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 393,800 400 389,449 -427
October 2020 393,400 7,300 389,876 -4,960
September 2020 386,100 -1,200 394,836 -32
August 2020 387,300 8,000 394,868 28,219
July 2020 379,300 7,200 366,649 7,389
June 2020 372,100 5,600 359,260 6,145
May 2020 366,500 6,700 353,115 21,058
April 2020 359,800 -55,300 332,057 -71,375
March 2020 415,100 -1,000 403,432 1,679
February 2020 416,100 1,500 401,753 2,062
January 2020 414,600 3,000 399,691 719
December 2019 411,600 1,800 398,972 709