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Columbus, Indiana Job Growth

There were 53,500 jobs in Columbus, Indiana in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 43,978 employed persons for the month. Columbus added 100 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 253 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 53,500 +100 +600
CPS 43,978 +253 +418

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

Columbus, Indiana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Columbus 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 Columbus, Indiana

CES employment for Columbus in February 2018 is at a new high of 53,500.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 44,598 for Columbus in July 2017. 620 jobs have been lost in Columbus since then according to the household survey. From a January 2018 low of 43,725, Columbus has added 253 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Columbus, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 53,500 100 43,978 253
January 2018 53,400 400 43,725 -99
December 2017 53,000 0 43,824 34
November 2017 53,000 100 43,790 -103
October 2017 52,900 0 43,893 -293
September 2017 52,900 600 44,186 -164
August 2017 52,300 -300 44,350 -248
July 2017 52,600 -300 44,598 13
June 2017 52,900 100 44,585 282
May 2017 52,800 100 44,303 97
April 2017 52,700 -300 44,206 431
March 2017 53,000 100 43,775 215