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.
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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
Baton Rouge, Louisiana Employment History