Department of Numbers

Lake Charles, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 119,100 jobs in Lake Charles, Louisiana in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 113,546 employed persons for the month. Lake Charles added 200 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 139 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lake Charles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 119,100 +200 +4,500
CPS 113,546 -139 +6,721

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 in April 2018 is at a new high of 119,100.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 113,894 for Lake Charles in February 2018. 348 jobs have been lost in Lake Charles since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Lake Charles, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 119,100 200 113,546 -139
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
October 2017 116,700 -100 110,405 374
September 2017 116,800 -700 110,031 344
August 2017 117,500 400 109,687 565
July 2017 117,100 200 109,122 777
June 2017 116,900 1,200 108,345 789
May 2017 115,700 1,100 107,556 731