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Columbus, Indiana Job Growth

There were 53,500 jobs in Columbus, Indiana in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 43,692 employed persons for the month. Columbus added 600 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 132 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 53,500 +600 +1,100
CPS 43,692 +132 +560

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 March 2017 is at a new high of 53,500.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Columbus is at a new high of 43,692.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Columbus, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 53,500 600 43,692 132
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
July 2016 52,000 -200 42,923 -112
June 2016 52,200 100 43,035 -14
May 2016 52,100 -500 43,049 -28
April 2016 52,600 200 43,077 -55