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South Bend-Mishawaka, Indiana Job Growth

There were 138,700 jobs in South Bend, Indiana in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 150,863 employed persons for the month. South Bend lost 600 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 887 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare South Bend job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 138,700 -600 -1,900
CPS 150,863 -887 -356

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

South Bend, Indiana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for South Bend 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 South Bend, Indiana

CES employment for South Bend peaked in May 2000 at 151,000. Since then 12,300 jobs have been lost in South Bend according to the employer survey. From a trough of 129,800 in July 2009, South Bend has gained 8,899 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 157,116 for South Bend in April 2000. 6,253 jobs have been lost in South Bend since then according to the household survey. From a November 2009 low of 134,400, South Bend has added 16,463 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

South Bend, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 138,700 -600 150,863 -887
July 2017 139,300 -1,000 151,750 14
June 2017 140,300 -2,000 151,736 -26
May 2017 142,300 -100 151,762 -566
April 2017 142,400 -200 152,328 467
March 2017 142,600 500 151,861 185
February 2017 142,100 100 151,676 462
January 2017 142,000 -900 151,214 -572
December 2016 142,900 300 151,786 -14
November 2016 142,600 -300 151,800 44
October 2016 142,900 900 151,756 223
September 2016 142,000 1,400 151,533 314