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Fort Wayne, Indiana Job Growth

There were 225,800 jobs in Fort Wayne, Indiana in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 213,246 employed persons for the month. Fort Wayne lost 3,500 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 142 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fort Wayne job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 225,800 -3,500 0
CPS 213,246 +142 +2,193

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 July 2019 at 229,300. Since then 3,500 jobs have been lost in Fort Wayne according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 213,341 for Fort Wayne in April 2019. 95 jobs have been lost in Fort Wayne since then according to the household survey. From a July 2019 low of 212,730, Fort Wayne has added 516 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Fort Wayne, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 225,800 -3,500 213,246 142
September 2019 229,300 100 213,104 32
August 2019 229,200 -100 213,072 342
July 2019 229,300 300 212,730 -66
June 2019 229,000 400 212,796 -187
May 2019 228,600 600 212,983 -358
April 2019 228,000 200 213,341 322
March 2019 227,800 100 213,019 591
February 2019 227,700 200 212,428 747
January 2019 227,500 700 211,681 601
December 2018 226,800 700 211,080 -25
November 2018 226,100 300 211,105 52