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Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana Job Growth

There were 105,700 jobs in Lafayette, Indiana in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 108,129 employed persons for the month. Lafayette added 200 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 126 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lafayette job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 105,700 +200 +1,900
CPS 108,129 +126 +1,962

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 August 2017 is at a new high of 105,700.

CPS employment in August 2017 for Lafayette is at a new high of 108,129.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Lafayette, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 105,700 200 108,129 126
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
November 2016 103,700 300 106,363 96
October 2016 103,400 0 106,267 42
September 2016 103,400 -400 106,225 58