Department of Numbers

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 406,200 jobs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 410,883 employed persons for the month. Baton Rouge added 800 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 146 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Baton Rouge job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 406,200 +800 -1,500
CPS 410,883 +146 +9,698

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 November 2015 at 408,400. Since then 2,200 jobs have been lost in Baton Rouge according to the employer survey. From a trough of 401,700 in August 2016, Baton Rouge has gained 4,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 411,869 for Baton Rouge in December 2017. 986 jobs have been lost in Baton Rouge since then according to the household survey. From a January 2018 low of 410,737, Baton Rouge has added 146 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 406,200 800 410,883 146
January 2018 405,400 -600 410,737 -1,132
December 2017 406,000 700 411,869 6,062
November 2017 405,300 1,100 405,807 4,364
October 2017 404,200 -2,100 401,443 2,305
September 2017 406,300 -1,400 399,138 2,167
August 2017 407,700 1,600 396,971 669
July 2017 406,100 -400 396,302 -833
June 2017 406,500 100 397,135 -1,192
May 2017 406,400 -100 398,327 -2,446
April 2017 406,500 -800 400,773 -1,200
March 2017 407,300 -400 401,973 788