Department of Numbers

Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana Job Growth

There were 106,500 jobs in Lafayette, Indiana in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 107,540 employed persons for the month. Lafayette added 400 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 150 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lafayette job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 106,500 +400 +2,800
CPS 107,540 -150 +1,177

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

Lafayette, Indiana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Lafayette 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 Lafayette, Indiana

CES employment for Lafayette in November 2017 is at a new high of 106,500.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 108,070 for Lafayette in September 2017. 530 jobs have been lost in Lafayette since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Lafayette, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 106,500 400 107,540 -150
October 2017 106,100 400 107,690 -380
September 2017 105,700 200 108,070 93
August 2017 105,500 0 107,977 -26
July 2017 105,500 -100 108,003 508
June 2017 105,600 600 107,495 233
May 2017 105,000 -300 107,262 244
April 2017 105,300 200 107,018 437
March 2017 105,100 -100 106,581 272
February 2017 105,200 800 106,309 115
January 2017 104,400 2,000 106,194 -331
December 2016 102,400 -1,300 106,525 162