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Columbus, Indiana Job Growth

There were 53,900 jobs in Columbus, Indiana in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 43,989 employed persons for the month. Columbus added 500 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 101 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 53,900 +500 +1,100
CPS 43,989 +101 +950

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

Columbus, Indiana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Columbus 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 Columbus, Indiana

CES employment for Columbus in December 2016 is at a new high of 53,900.

CPS employment in December 2016 for Columbus is at a new high of 43,989.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Columbus, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 53,900 500 43,989 101
November 2016 53,400 100 43,888 157
October 2016 53,300 300 43,731 -73
September 2016 53,000 -200 43,804 -154
August 2016 53,200 700 43,958 179
July 2016 52,500 200 43,779 281
June 2016 52,300 -700 43,498 -313
May 2016 53,000 -100 43,811 79
April 2016 53,100 -100 43,732 82
March 2016 53,200 0 43,650 -35
February 2016 53,200 500 43,685 306
January 2016 52,700 -100 43,379 340