Department of Numbers

Columbus, Indiana Job Growth

There were 54,100 jobs in Columbus, Indiana in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 43,769 employed persons for the month. Columbus lost 100 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 124 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 54,100 -100 +2,000
CPS 43,769 -124 +943

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 1,200 jobs have been lost in Columbus according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 44,598 for Columbus in July 2017. 829 jobs have been lost in Columbus since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Columbus, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 54,100 -100 43,769 -124
October 2017 54,200 0 43,893 -293
September 2017 54,200 -200 44,186 -164
August 2017 54,400 -300 44,350 -248
July 2017 54,700 -600 44,598 13
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