Department of Numbers

Indiana Job Growth

There were 3,059,800 jobs in Indiana in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,206,398 employed persons for the month. Indiana lost 4,400 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,686 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Indiana job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,059,800 -4,400 +67,500
CPS 3,206,398 -1,686 +129,063

Indiana Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Indiana 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 in Indiana

CES employment peaked in December 2019 for Indiana at 3,168,300. Since then 108,500 jobs have been lost in Indiana according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,664,500 in April 2020, Indiana has gained 395,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Indiana reached a maximum of 3,284,278 in November 2019. 77,880 jobs have been lost in Indiana since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,680,097, Indiana has added 526,301 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 3,059,800 -4,400 3,206,398 -1,686
July 2021 3,064,200 16,100 3,208,084 -1,229
June 2021 3,048,100 13,100 3,209,313 360
May 2021 3,035,000 7,100 3,208,953 3,126
April 2021 3,027,900 -2,000 3,205,827 -800
March 2021 3,029,900 -100 3,206,627 -2,285
February 2021 3,030,000 -1,300 3,208,912 2,481
January 2021 3,031,300 6,500 3,206,431 16,390
December 2020 3,024,800 7,600 3,190,041 16,531
November 2020 3,017,200 3,500 3,173,510 20,765
October 2020 3,013,700 13,900 3,152,745 31,435
September 2020 2,999,800 7,500 3,121,310 43,975