Baton Rouge, Louisiana Job Growth
There were 410,000 jobs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 401,149 employed persons for the month. Baton Rouge added 300 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 232 (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 June 2018 at 412,300. Since then 2,300 jobs have been lost in Baton Rouge according to the employer survey. From a trough of 409,600 in August 2018, Baton Rouge has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 410,856 for Baton Rouge in February 2018. 9,707 jobs have been lost in Baton Rouge since then according to the household survey. From a October 2018 low of 400,142, Baton Rouge has added 1,007 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Baton Rouge, Louisiana Employment History