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Columbus, Indiana Job Growth

There were 50,300 jobs in Columbus, Indiana in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 42,499 employed persons for the month. Columbus lost 0 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 136 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 50,300 0 +900
CPS 42,499 +136 +870

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 January 2020 at 53,700. Since then 3,400 jobs have been lost in Columbus according to the employer survey. From a trough of 42,300 in April 2020, Columbus has gained 8,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 44,688 for Columbus in February 2020. 2,189 jobs have been lost in Columbus since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 34,109, Columbus has added 8,390 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Columbus, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 50,300 0 42,499 136
March 2022 50,300 0 42,363 207
February 2022 50,300 400 42,156 305
January 2022 49,900 -200 41,851 221
December 2021 50,100 300 41,630 14
November 2021 49,800 400 41,616 68
October 2021 49,400 100 41,548 136
September 2021 49,300 900 41,412 107
August 2021 48,400 -1,100 41,305 18
July 2021 49,500 200 41,287 -69
June 2021 49,300 -400 41,356 -135
May 2021 49,700 300 41,491 -138