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Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Indiana Job Growth

There were 1,081,000 jobs in Indianapolis, Indiana in November 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,030,245 employed persons for the month. Indianapolis lost 500 jobs in November 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 717 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Indianapolis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,081,000 -500 +7,200
CPS 1,030,245 -717 +2,386

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 August 2019 at 1,082,600. Since then 1,600 jobs have been lost in Indianapolis according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,038,963 for Indianapolis in April 2019. 8,718 jobs have been lost in Indianapolis since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2019

Indianapolis, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2019 1,081,000 -500 1,030,245 -717
October 2019 1,081,500 -200 1,030,962 -899
September 2019 1,081,700 -900 1,031,861 -121
August 2019 1,082,600 2,000 1,031,982 -91
July 2019 1,080,600 1,000 1,032,073 -2,195
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