Department of Numbers

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 398,900 jobs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 406,854 employed persons for the month. Baton Rouge added 1,000 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 569 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Baton Rouge job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 398,900 +1,000 +8,600
CPS 406,854 +569 +16,734

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 17,600 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 45,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in April 2022 for Baton Rouge is at a new high of 406,854.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 398,900 1,000 406,854 569
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
July 2021 389,700 900 391,492 665
June 2021 388,800 -2,100 390,827 395
May 2021 390,900 600 390,432 312