Department of Numbers

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 410,600 jobs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 400,313 employed persons for the month. Baton Rouge lost 3,000 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,612 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Baton Rouge job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 410,600 -3,000 +6,400
CPS 400,313 -2,612 -1,760

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 414,200. Since then 3,600 jobs have been lost in Baton Rouge according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 410,856 for Baton Rouge in February 2018. 10,543 jobs have been lost in Baton Rouge since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 410,600 -3,000 400,313 -2,612
September 2018 413,600 0 402,925 -1,878
August 2018 413,600 200 404,803 -1,427
July 2018 413,400 -800 406,230 -368
June 2018 414,200 3,400 406,598 497
May 2018 410,800 1,000 406,101 -3,139
April 2018 409,800 800 409,240 -721
March 2018 409,000 1,100 409,961 -895
February 2018 407,900 2,500 410,856 2,115
January 2018 405,400 -600 408,741 3,278
December 2017 406,000 700 405,463 1,756
November 2017 405,300 1,100 403,707 1,634