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Columbus, Indiana Job Growth

There were 54,800 jobs in Columbus, Indiana in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 44,636 employed persons for the month. Columbus lost 500 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 51 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 54,800 -500 +2,800
CPS 44,636 +51 +1,713

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 peaked in June 2017 at 55,300. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Columbus according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in July 2017 for Columbus is at a new high of 44,636.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

Columbus, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 54,800 -500 44,636 51
June 2017 55,300 1,300 44,585 282
May 2017 54,000 200 44,303 97
April 2017 53,800 100 44,206 431
March 2017 53,700 800 43,775 215
February 2017 52,900 -200 43,560 198
January 2017 53,100 600 43,362 565
December 2016 52,500 400 42,797 -29
November 2016 52,100 -100 42,826 1
October 2016 52,200 100 42,825 43
September 2016 52,100 -200 42,782 -16
August 2016 52,300 300 42,798 -125