Department of Numbers

New Orleans-Metairie, Louisiana Job Growth

There were 550,100 jobs in New Orleans, Louisiana in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 565,912 employed persons for the month. New Orleans lost 2,100 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,362 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare New Orleans job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 550,100 -2,100 +11,600
CPS 565,912 +1,362 +22,014

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 84,900 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 114,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 604,042 for New Orleans in April 2000. 38,130 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 123,517 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

New Orleans, Louisiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 550,100 -2,100 565,912 1,362
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
September 2021 513,700 -34,199 540,656 -18,622
August 2021 547,900 -1,600 559,278 1,163
July 2021 549,500 6,900 558,115 12,155
June 2021 542,600 2,000 545,960 940
May 2021 540,600 2,100 545,020 1,122