Department of Numbers

Lake Charles, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 93,000 jobs in Lake Charles, Louisiana in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 90,359 employed persons for the month. Lake Charles added 300 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 555 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lake Charles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 93,000 +300 -2,200
CPS 90,359 +555 +1,929

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 25,800 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 8,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 110,710 for Lake Charles in April 2018. 20,351 jobs have been lost in Lake Charles since then according to the household survey. From a September 2020 low of 84,145, Lake Charles has added 6,214 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Lake Charles, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 93,000 300 90,359 555
June 2021 92,700 -100 89,804 397
May 2021 92,800 500 89,407 274
April 2021 92,300 100 89,133 131
March 2021 92,200 200 89,002 94
February 2021 92,000 500 88,908 -90
January 2021 91,500 500 88,998 -11
December 2020 91,000 600 89,009 138
November 2020 90,400 4,000 88,871 3,252
October 2020 86,400 1,800 85,619 1,474
September 2020 84,600 -8,200 84,145 -8,714
August 2020 92,800 -2,400 92,859 4,429