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Fort Wayne, Indiana Job Growth

There were 220,500 jobs in Fort Wayne, Indiana in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 209,834 employed persons for the month. Fort Wayne added 500 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,163 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fort Wayne job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 220,500 +500 +24,600
CPS 209,834 -1,163 +28,530

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 January 2020 at 229,500. Since then 9,000 jobs have been lost in Fort Wayne according to the employer survey. From a trough of 188,900 in April 2020, Fort Wayne has gained 31,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 214,399 for Fort Wayne in December 2019. 4,565 jobs have been lost in Fort Wayne since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 169,059, Fort Wayne has added 40,775 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Fort Wayne, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 220,500 500 209,834 -1,163
April 2021 220,000 -2,100 210,997 -1,506
March 2021 222,100 200 212,503 -932
February 2021 221,900 100 213,435 -308
January 2021 221,800 2,800 213,743 4,502
December 2020 219,000 300 209,241 1,236
November 2020 218,700 600 208,005 1,610
October 2020 218,100 300 206,395 2,089
September 2020 217,800 900 204,306 3,044
August 2020 216,900 2,400 201,262 4,464
July 2020 214,500 5,800 196,798 6,474
June 2020 208,700 12,800 190,324 9,020