Department of Numbers

Indiana Job Growth

There were 2,831,200 jobs in Indiana in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,928,491 employed persons for the month. Indiana added 87,500 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 267,683 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Indiana job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,831,200 +87,500 -340,900
CPS 2,928,491 +267,683 -334,743

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 February 2020 for Indiana at 3,179,600. Since then 348,400 jobs have been lost in Indiana according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,743,700 in April 2020, Indiana has gained 87,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Indiana reached a maximum of 3,291,040 in February 2020. 362,549 jobs have been lost in Indiana since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,660,808, Indiana has added 267,683 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 2,831,200 87,500 2,928,491 267,683
April 2020 2,743,700 -403,500 2,660,808 -516,978
March 2020 3,147,200 -32,400 3,177,786 -113,254
February 2020 3,179,600 3,300 3,291,040 4,894
January 2020 3,176,300 13,300 3,286,146 4,937
December 2019 3,163,000 2,200 3,281,209 -766
November 2019 3,160,800 3,200 3,281,975 -86
October 2019 3,157,600 -6,000 3,282,061 3,561
September 2019 3,163,600 1,300 3,278,500 5,782
August 2019 3,162,300 5,800 3,272,718 5,775
July 2019 3,156,500 -6,600 3,266,943 3,882
June 2019 3,163,100 -9,000 3,263,061 -173