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Columbus, Indiana Job Growth

There were 44,000 jobs in Columbus, Indiana in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 33,916 employed persons for the month. Columbus lost 9,000 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 8,495 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 44,000 -9,000 -9,000
CPS 33,916 -8,495 -9,977

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 July 2018 at 53,600. Since then 9,600 jobs have been lost in Columbus according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 44,153 for Columbus in February 2020. 10,237 jobs have been lost in Columbus since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Columbus, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 44,000 -9,000 33,916 -8,495
March 2020 53,000 -500 42,411 -1,742
February 2020 53,500 0 44,153 163
January 2020 53,500 300 43,990 160
December 2019 53,200 200 43,830 -26
November 2019 53,000 0 43,856 -25
October 2019 53,000 -100 43,881 -22
September 2019 53,100 -300 43,903 -5
August 2019 53,400 0 43,908 13
July 2019 53,400 500 43,895 14
June 2019 52,900 -600 43,881 3
May 2019 53,500 500 43,878 -15