Department of Numbers

New Orleans-Metairie, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 561,000 jobs in New Orleans, Louisiana in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 571,835 employed persons for the month. New Orleans added 2,200 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,177 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare New Orleans job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 561,000 +2,200 +47,299
CPS 571,835 +2,177 +31,179

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

New Orleans, Louisiana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for New Orleans 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 New Orleans, Louisiana

CES employment for New Orleans peaked in March 2001 at 635,000. Since then 74,000 jobs have been lost in New Orleans according to the employer survey. From a trough of 435,500 in October 2005, New Orleans has gained 125,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 604,042 for New Orleans in April 2000. 32,207 jobs have been lost in New Orleans since then according to the household survey. From a October 2005 low of 442,395, New Orleans has added 129,440 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

New Orleans, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 561,000 2,200 571,835 2,177
August 2022 558,800 3,100 569,658 1,015
July 2022 555,700 6,300 568,643 1,630
June 2022 549,400 -1,200 567,013 427
May 2022 550,600 1,400 566,586 790
April 2022 549,200 -3,000 565,796 1,246
March 2022 552,200 1,700 564,550 2,658
February 2022 550,500 2,300 561,892 3,070
January 2022 548,200 3,400 558,822 3,673
December 2021 544,800 2,600 555,149 2,903
November 2021 542,200 2,100 552,246 4,477
October 2021 540,100 26,399 547,769 7,113