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Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Indiana Job Growth

There were 1,078,900 jobs in Indianapolis, Indiana in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,031,731 employed persons for the month. Indianapolis lost 700 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,537 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Indianapolis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,078,900 -700 +5,900
CPS 1,031,731 -2,537 +4,460

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Indianapolis, Indiana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis, Indiana

CES employment for Indianapolis peaked in March 2019 at 1,082,100. Since then 3,200 jobs have been lost in Indianapolis according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,077,200 in May 2019, Indianapolis has gained 1,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,038,963 for Indianapolis in April 2019. 7,232 jobs have been lost in Indianapolis since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Indianapolis, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 1,078,900 -700 1,031,731 -2,537
June 2019 1,079,600 2,400 1,034,268 -2,233
May 2019 1,077,200 -1,800 1,036,501 -2,462
April 2019 1,079,000 -3,100 1,038,963 2,064
March 2019 1,082,100 3,800 1,036,899 3,764
February 2019 1,078,300 8,500 1,033,135 3,563
January 2019 1,069,800 -1,300 1,029,572 1,765
December 2018 1,071,100 -2,700 1,027,807 -52
November 2018 1,073,800 0 1,027,859 -101
October 2018 1,073,800 -1,400 1,027,960 189
September 2018 1,075,200 2,000 1,027,771 378
August 2018 1,073,200 200 1,027,393 122