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Lake Charles, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 97,300 jobs in Lake Charles, Louisiana in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 92,354 employed persons for the month. Lake Charles added 5,300 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,044 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lake Charles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 97,300 +5,300 -14,400
CPS 92,354 +4,044 -11,655

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 August 2018 at 118,600. Since then 21,300 jobs have been lost in Lake Charles according to the employer survey. From a trough of 89,600 in September 2020, Lake Charles has gained 7,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 110,184 for Lake Charles in March 2018. 17,830 jobs have been lost in Lake Charles since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 83,526, Lake Charles has added 8,828 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Lake Charles, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 97,300 5,300 92,354 4,044
October 2020 92,000 2,400 88,310 -39
September 2020 89,600 -6,900 88,349 -7,487
August 2020 96,500 -1,300 95,836 3,704
July 2020 97,800 -2,400 92,132 -185
June 2020 100,200 2,000 92,317 1,814
May 2020 98,200 3,900 90,503 6,977
April 2020 94,300 -14,000 83,526 -17,400
March 2020 108,300 -2,400 100,926 -3,139
February 2020 110,700 -600 104,065 -69
January 2020 111,300 0 104,134 293
December 2019 111,300 -400 103,841 -168