Department of Numbers

Indiana Job Growth

There were 3,031,700 jobs in Indiana in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,208,905 employed persons for the month. Indiana added 3,800 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 3,078 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Indiana job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,031,700 +3,800 +246,000
CPS 3,208,905 +3,078 +334,606

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 136,600 jobs have been lost in Indiana according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,664,500 in April 2020, Indiana has gained 367,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Indiana reached a maximum of 3,284,278 in November 2019. 75,373 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 528,808 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 3,031,700 3,800 3,208,905 3,078
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
August 2020 2,992,300 22,200 3,077,335 57,517
July 2020 2,970,100 67,500 3,019,818 68,874
June 2020 2,902,600 116,900 2,950,944 76,645