Department of Numbers

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 387,100 jobs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 392,358 employed persons for the month. Baton Rouge added 3,000 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 247 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Baton Rouge job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 387,100 +3,000 +13,300
CPS 392,358 +247 +35,942

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 28,400 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 34,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 408,869 for Baton Rouge in March 2020. 16,511 jobs have been lost in Baton Rouge since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 353,981, Baton Rouge has added 38,377 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 387,100 3,000 392,358 247
June 2021 384,100 -1,700 392,111 -944
May 2021 385,800 300 393,055 -335
April 2021 385,500 -2,400 393,390 -767
March 2021 387,900 -100 394,157 -232
February 2021 388,000 -700 394,389 -627
January 2021 388,700 1,000 395,016 443
December 2020 387,700 100 394,573 -128
November 2020 387,600 -100 394,701 46
October 2020 387,700 4,100 394,655 815
September 2020 383,600 2,800 393,840 1,249
August 2020 380,800 7,000 392,591 36,175