Columbus, Indiana Job Growth
There were 50,100 jobs in Columbus, Indiana in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 42,352 employed persons for the month. Columbus added 300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 25 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 peaked in August 2019 at 53,500. Since then 3,400 jobs have been lost in Columbus according to the employer survey. From a trough of 42,400 in April 2020, Columbus has gained 7,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 44,153 for Columbus in February 2020. 1,801 jobs have been lost in Columbus since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 36,308, Columbus has added 6,044 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Columbus, Indiana Employment History