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.
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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
Lake Charles, Louisiana Employment History