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Columbus, Indiana Job Growth

There were 53,900 jobs in Columbus, Indiana in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 44,567 employed persons for the month. Columbus lost 700 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 237 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 53,900 -700 +400
CPS 44,567 -237 +391

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 May 2019 at 54,600. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Columbus according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 45,053 for Columbus in April 2019. 486 jobs have been lost in Columbus since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Columbus, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 53,900 -700 44,567 -237
June 2019 54,600 0 44,804 -186
May 2019 54,600 500 44,990 -63
April 2019 54,100 -300 45,053 119
March 2019 54,400 200 44,934 226
February 2019 54,200 400 44,708 247
January 2019 53,800 -100 44,461 197
December 2018 53,900 300 44,264 5
November 2018 53,600 0 44,259 20
October 2018 53,600 100 44,239 38
September 2018 53,500 100 44,201 24
August 2018 53,400 -100 44,177 1