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South Bend-Mishawaka, Indiana Job Growth

There were 140,400 jobs in South Bend, Indiana in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 150,360 employed persons for the month. South Bend lost 500 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 306 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare South Bend job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 140,400 -500 -100
CPS 150,360 -306 +660

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 10,600 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 10,599 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 157,116 for South Bend in April 2000. 6,756 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 15,960 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

South Bend, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 140,400 -500 150,360 -306
November 2016 140,900 -200 150,666 -292
October 2016 141,100 -600 150,958 -1,320
September 2016 141,700 900 152,278 -1,345
August 2016 140,800 -1,000 153,623 -478
July 2016 141,800 100 154,101 1,830
June 2016 141,700 0 152,271 1,208
May 2016 141,700 500 151,063 149
April 2016 141,200 500 150,914 201
March 2016 140,700 300 150,713 -18
February 2016 140,400 300 150,731 405
January 2016 140,100 -400 150,326 626