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Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana Job Growth

There were 104,900 jobs in Lafayette, Indiana in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 106,613 employed persons for the month. Lafayette lost 300 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 304 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lafayette job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 104,900 -300 +2,500
CPS 106,613 +304 +1,343

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 February 2017 at 105,200. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Lafayette according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Lafayette is at a new high of 106,613.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Lafayette, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 104,900 -300 106,613 304
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
August 2016 103,800 100 106,167 137
July 2016 103,700 1,000 106,030 192
June 2016 102,700 -100 105,838 182
May 2016 102,800 -200 105,656 183
April 2016 103,000 600 105,473 203