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Lake Charles, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 117,400 jobs in Lake Charles, Louisiana in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 109,798 employed persons for the month. Lake Charles lost 0 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 881 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lake Charles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 117,400 0 -200
CPS 109,798 -881 -4,096

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 March 2018 at 118,500. Since then 1,100 jobs have been lost in Lake Charles according to the employer survey. From a trough of 117,400 in January 2019, Lake Charles has gained 0 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 113,894 for Lake Charles in February 2018. 4,096 jobs have been lost in Lake Charles since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Lake Charles, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 117,400 0 109,798 -881
January 2019 117,400 -400 110,679 -1,743
December 2018 117,800 0 112,422 339
November 2018 117,800 -100 112,083 194
October 2018 117,900 -600 111,889 315
September 2018 118,500 300 111,574 -161
August 2018 118,200 500 111,735 -101
July 2018 117,700 200 111,836 -199
June 2018 117,500 -100 112,035 -782
May 2018 117,600 -300 112,817 -658
April 2018 117,900 -600 113,475 -210
March 2018 118,500 900 113,685 -209