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Fort Wayne, Indiana Job Growth

There were 221,500 jobs in Fort Wayne, Indiana in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 202,336 employed persons for the month. Fort Wayne added 300 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,308 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fort Wayne job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 221,500 +300 +1,200
CPS 202,336 -1,308 -1,209

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

Fort Wayne, Indiana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne, Indiana

CES employment for Fort Wayne peaked in July 2017 at 223,800. Since then 2,300 jobs have been lost in Fort Wayne according to the employer survey. From a trough of 221,200 in October 2017, Fort Wayne has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 208,143 for Fort Wayne in July 2017. 5,807 jobs have been lost in Fort Wayne since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Fort Wayne, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 221,500 300 202,336 -1,308
October 2017 221,200 -300 203,644 -2,002
September 2017 221,500 -1,100 205,646 -1,172
August 2017 222,600 -1,200 206,818 -1,325
July 2017 223,800 400 208,143 1,139
June 2017 223,400 1,600 207,004 1,321
May 2017 221,800 400 205,683 0
April 2017 221,400 -900 205,683 635
March 2017 222,300 1,200 205,048 558
February 2017 221,100 -1,200 204,490 250
January 2017 222,300 1,700 204,240 857
December 2016 220,600 300 203,383 -162