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Fort Wayne, Indiana Job Growth

There were 217,300 jobs in Fort Wayne, Indiana in September 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 202,933 employed persons for the month. Fort Wayne lost 500 jobs in September 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 32 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fort Wayne job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 217,300 -500 -10,900
CPS 202,933 -32 -9,836

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Fort Wayne, Indiana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne, Indiana

CES employment for Fort Wayne peaked in February 2020 at 229,300. Since then 12,000 jobs have been lost in Fort Wayne according to the employer survey. From a trough of 200,300 in April 2020, Fort Wayne has gained 17,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 213,617 for Fort Wayne in February 2020. 10,684 jobs have been lost in Fort Wayne since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 172,476, Fort Wayne has added 30,457 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2020

Fort Wayne, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2020 217,300 -500 202,933 -32
August 2020 217,800 3,300 202,965 5,368
July 2020 214,500 -300 197,597 270
June 2020 214,800 10,000 197,327 7,286
May 2020 204,800 4,500 190,041 17,565
April 2020 200,300 -27,700 172,476 -33,316
March 2020 228,000 -1,300 205,792 -7,825
February 2020 229,300 200 213,617 546
January 2020 229,100 800 213,071 -132
December 2019 228,300 100 213,203 7
November 2019 228,200 1,800 213,196 162
October 2019 226,400 -1,800 213,034 265