Department of Numbers

Lake Charles, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 118,600 jobs in Lake Charles, Louisiana in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 109,868 employed persons for the month. Lake Charles lost 200 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 144 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lake Charles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 118,600 -200 +400
CPS 109,868 -144 +571

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Lake Charles, Louisiana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Lake Charles 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 Lake Charles, Louisiana

CES employment for Lake Charles peaked in June 2019 at 118,800. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Lake Charles according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 110,067 for Lake Charles in June 2019. 199 jobs have been lost in Lake Charles since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Lake Charles, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 118,600 -200 109,868 -144
July 2019 118,800 0 110,012 -55
June 2019 118,800 200 110,067 29
May 2019 118,600 100 110,038 82
April 2019 118,500 300 109,956 138
March 2019 118,200 800 109,818 50
February 2019 117,400 0 109,768 94
January 2019 117,400 -400 109,674 143
December 2018 117,800 0 109,531 12
November 2018 117,800 -100 109,519 51
October 2018 117,900 -600 109,468 96
September 2018 118,500 300 109,372 75