New Orleans-Metairie, Louisiana Job Growth
There were 569,000 jobs in New Orleans, Louisiana in May 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 573,280 employed persons for the month. New Orleans added 1,100 jobs in May 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 578 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare New Orleans 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.
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 66,000 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 133,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 604,042 for New Orleans in April 2000. 30,762 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 130,885 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
New Orleans, Louisiana Employment History