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Fort Wayne, Indiana Job Growth

There were 228,400 jobs in Fort Wayne, Indiana in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 213,697 employed persons for the month. Fort Wayne added 100 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 801 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fort Wayne job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 228,400 +100 +9,100
CPS 213,697 +801 +6,973

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 1,000 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 40,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 215,122 for Fort Wayne in February 2020. 1,425 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 45,049 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Fort Wayne, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 228,400 100 213,697 801
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
November 2021 224,200 1,700 208,793 297
October 2021 222,500 900 208,496 820
September 2021 221,600 1,800 207,676 873
August 2021 219,800 -3,900 206,803 618
July 2021 223,700 4,300 206,185 187
June 2021 219,400 300 205,998 -283
May 2021 219,100 -200 206,281 -443