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Fort Wayne, Indiana Job Growth

There were 222,100 jobs in Fort Wayne, Indiana in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 212,746 employed persons for the month. Fort Wayne added 300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 543 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fort Wayne job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 222,100 +300 -6,700
CPS 212,746 -543 -871

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 7,400 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 33,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 213,617 for Fort Wayne in February 2020. 871 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 40,270 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Fort Wayne, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 222,100 300 212,746 -543
January 2021 221,800 2,800 213,289 -107
December 2020 219,000 300 213,396 6,457
November 2020 218,700 600 206,939 153
October 2020 218,100 300 206,786 605
September 2020 217,800 900 206,181 3,216
August 2020 216,900 2,400 202,965 5,368
July 2020 214,500 5,800 197,597 270
June 2020 208,700 12,800 197,327 7,286
May 2020 195,900 7,000 190,041 17,565
April 2020 188,900 -37,900 172,476 -33,316
March 2020 226,800 -2,000 205,792 -7,825