Department of Numbers

Fort Wayne, Indiana Job Growth

There were 222,500 jobs in Fort Wayne, Indiana in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 206,728 employed persons for the month. Fort Wayne lost 400 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,396 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fort Wayne job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 222,500 -400 +2,300
CPS 206,728 -1,396 +3,414

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 2016 at 223,600. Since then 1,100 jobs have been lost in Fort Wayne according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 211,230 for Fort Wayne in August 2016. 4,502 jobs have been lost in Fort Wayne since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Fort Wayne, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 222,500 -400 206,728 -1,396
November 2016 222,900 -500 208,124 -761
October 2016 223,400 400 208,885 -1,333
September 2016 223,000 -500 210,218 -1,012
August 2016 223,500 -100 211,230 255
July 2016 223,600 2,700 210,975 2,190
June 2016 220,900 -1,200 208,785 667
May 2016 222,100 -100 208,118 519
April 2016 222,200 500 207,599 833
March 2016 221,700 600 206,766 481
February 2016 221,100 -400 206,285 1,341
January 2016 221,500 1,300 204,944 1,630