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Baton Rouge, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 381,000 jobs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 367,694 employed persons for the month. Baton Rouge added 8,900 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 8,434 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Baton Rouge job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 381,000 +8,900 -27,700
CPS 367,694 +8,434 -29,458

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 36,600 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 21,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 404,929 for Baton Rouge in January 2019. 37,235 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 35,637 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 381,000 8,900 367,694 8,434
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
November 2019 409,800 1,000 398,263 621
October 2019 408,800 -700 397,642 483
September 2019 409,500 -400 397,159 249
August 2019 409,900 1,200 396,910 -242