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Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Indiana Job Growth

There were 1,057,000 jobs in Indianapolis, Indiana in April 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,027,688 employed persons for the month. Indianapolis lost 500 jobs in April 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 935 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Indianapolis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,057,000 -500 +103,000
CPS 1,027,688 +935 +146,550

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 February 2020 at 1,102,000. Since then 45,000 jobs have been lost in Indianapolis according to the employer survey. From a trough of 954,000 in April 2020, Indianapolis has gained 103,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,060,012 for Indianapolis in February 2020. 32,324 jobs have been lost in Indianapolis since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 881,138, Indianapolis has added 146,550 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2021

Indianapolis, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2021 1,057,000 -500 1,027,688 935
March 2021 1,057,500 400 1,026,753 2,890
February 2021 1,057,100 -800 1,023,863 -12,319
January 2021 1,057,900 -4,100 1,036,182 6,781
December 2020 1,062,000 6,400 1,029,401 3,768
November 2020 1,055,600 200 1,025,633 5,971
October 2020 1,055,400 6,999 1,019,662 10,604
September 2020 1,048,400 4,400 1,009,058 15,081
August 2020 1,044,000 11,000 993,977 20,371
July 2020 1,033,000 20,100 973,606 27,098
June 2020 1,012,900 28,600 946,508 17,513
May 2020 984,300 30,300 928,995 47,857