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Columbus, Indiana Job Growth

There were 54,900 jobs in Columbus, Indiana in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 45,046 employed persons for the month. Columbus added 200 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 39 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 54,900 +200 +2,000
CPS 45,046 +39 +1,820

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 October 2018 is at a new high of 54,900.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Columbus is at a new high of 45,046.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Columbus, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 54,900 200 45,046 39
September 2018 54,700 0 45,007 112
August 2018 54,700 200 44,895 29
July 2018 54,500 700 44,866 347
June 2018 53,800 -200 44,519 -205
May 2018 54,000 100 44,724 -4
April 2018 53,900 100 44,728 188
March 2018 53,800 100 44,540 493
February 2018 53,700 300 44,047 538
January 2018 53,400 400 43,509 333
December 2017 53,000 0 43,176 -24
November 2017 53,000 100 43,200 -26