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Fort Wayne, Indiana Job Growth

There were 229,300 jobs in Fort Wayne, Indiana in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 214,217 employed persons for the month. Fort Wayne added 600 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 190 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fort Wayne job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 229,300 +600 +5,100
CPS 214,217 +190 +5,424

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 December 2019 at 229,400. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Fort Wayne according to the employer survey. From a trough of 188,400 in April 2020, Fort Wayne has gained 40,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 215,122 for Fort Wayne in February 2020. 905 jobs have been lost in Fort Wayne since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 168,648, Fort Wayne has added 45,569 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

Fort Wayne, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 229,300 600 214,217 190
October 2022 228,700 600 214,027 -166
September 2022 228,100 300 214,193 -123
August 2022 227,800 -600 214,316 103
July 2022 228,400 300 214,213 284
June 2022 228,100 -400 213,929 -118
May 2022 228,500 200 214,047 432
April 2022 228,300 0 213,615 719
March 2022 228,300 900 212,896 1,261
February 2022 227,400 900 211,635 1,605
January 2022 226,500 900 210,030 1,232
December 2021 225,600 1,400 208,798 5