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.
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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
Lafayette, Indiana Employment History