Department of Numbers

Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana Job Growth

There were 101,700 jobs in Lafayette, Indiana in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 106,574 employed persons for the month. Lafayette lost 2,300 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,001 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lafayette job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 101,700 -2,300 +100
CPS 106,574 -1,001 +2,949

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 peaked in October 2016 at 104,100. Since then 2,400 jobs have been lost in Lafayette according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 107,841 for Lafayette in September 2016. 1,267 jobs have been lost in Lafayette since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Lafayette, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 101,700 -2,300 106,574 -1,001
November 2016 104,000 -100 107,575 -36
October 2016 104,100 100 107,611 -230
September 2016 104,000 1,100 107,841 149
August 2016 102,900 500 107,692 609
July 2016 102,400 200 107,083 825
June 2016 102,200 -1,300 106,258 -3
May 2016 103,500 200 106,261 711
April 2016 103,300 700 105,550 681
March 2016 102,600 400 104,869 345
February 2016 102,200 600 104,524 520
January 2016 101,600 0 104,004 379