New Orleans-Metairie, Louisiana Job Growth
There were 530,000 jobs in New Orleans, Louisiana in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 539,959 employed persons for the month. New Orleans added 3,700 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,578 (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 105,000 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 94,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 604,042 for New Orleans in April 2000. 64,083 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 97,564 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
New Orleans, Louisiana Employment History