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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.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 389,000 +300 -20,200
CPS 393,343 -629 -8,410

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

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 389,000 300 393,343 -629
January 2021 388,700 1,000 393,972 4
December 2020 387,700 100 393,968 4,694
November 2020 387,600 -100 389,274 -602
October 2020 387,700 4,100 389,876 -4,960
September 2020 383,600 2,800 394,836 -32
August 2020 380,800 7,000 394,868 28,219
July 2020 373,800 4,300 366,649 7,389
June 2020 369,500 7,500 359,260 6,145
May 2020 362,000 9,100 353,115 21,058
April 2020 352,900 -52,600 332,057 -71,375
March 2020 405,500 -3,700 403,432 1,679