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Lake Charles, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 120,300 jobs in Lake Charles, Louisiana in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 111,863 employed persons for the month. Lake Charles lost 100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 289 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lake Charles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 120,300 -100 +3,600
CPS 111,863 +289 +1,458

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 September 2018 at 120,400. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Lake Charles according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 113,894 for Lake Charles in February 2018. 2,031 jobs have been lost in Lake Charles since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 111,574, Lake Charles has added 289 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Lake Charles, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 120,300 -100 111,863 289
September 2018 120,400 200 111,574 -161
August 2018 120,200 400 111,735 -101
July 2018 119,800 100 111,836 -199
June 2018 119,700 200 112,035 -782
May 2018 119,500 300 112,817 -658
April 2018 119,200 300 113,475 -210
March 2018 118,900 1,000 113,685 -209
February 2018 117,900 1,400 113,894 1,516
January 2018 116,500 -100 112,378 976
December 2017 116,600 -200 111,402 507
November 2017 116,800 100 110,895 490