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Fort Wayne, Indiana Job Growth

There were 222,300 jobs in Fort Wayne, Indiana in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 205,088 employed persons for the month. Fort Wayne added 1,200 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 598 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fort Wayne job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 222,300 +1,200 +4,000
CPS 205,088 +598 +1,817

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 January 2017 at 222,300. Since then 0 jobs have been lost in Fort Wayne according to the employer survey. From a trough of 221,100 in February 2017, Fort Wayne has gained 1,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 205,672 for Fort Wayne in November 2006. 584 jobs have been lost in Fort Wayne since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 182,712, Fort Wayne has added 22,376 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Fort Wayne, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 222,300 1,200 205,088 598
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
November 2016 220,300 100 203,545 -77
October 2016 220,200 600 203,622 72
September 2016 219,600 400 203,550 76
August 2016 219,200 200 203,474 260
July 2016 219,000 2,900 203,214 426
June 2016 216,100 -2,100 202,788 85
May 2016 218,200 200 202,703 -270
April 2016 218,000 -300 202,973 -298