Lake Charles, Louisiana Job Growth
There were 92,100 jobs in Lake Charles, Louisiana in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 89,582 employed persons for the month. Lake Charles added 600 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 48 (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 April 2018 at 118,800. Since then 26,700 jobs have been lost in Lake Charles according to the employer survey. From a trough of 84,600 in September 2020, Lake Charles has gained 7,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 110,184 for Lake Charles in March 2018. 20,602 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 6,056 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Lake Charles, Louisiana Employment History