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Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Indiana Job Growth

There were 965,900 jobs in Indianapolis, Indiana in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 857,369 employed persons for the month. Indianapolis lost 124,000 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 153,373 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Indianapolis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 965,900 -124,000 -120,500
CPS 857,369 -153,373 -181,756

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 January 2020 at 1,097,200. Since then 131,300 jobs have been lost in Indianapolis according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,046,952 for Indianapolis in February 2020. 189,583 jobs have been lost in Indianapolis since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Indianapolis, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 965,900 -124,000 857,369 -153,373
March 2020 1,089,900 -7,300 1,010,742 -36,210
February 2020 1,097,200 0 1,046,952 3,782
January 2020 1,097,200 10,900 1,043,170 2,739
December 2019 1,086,300 -3,600 1,040,431 -429
November 2019 1,089,900 -900 1,040,860 -13
October 2019 1,090,800 500 1,040,873 343
September 2019 1,090,300 1,300 1,040,530 917
August 2019 1,089,000 -2,300 1,039,613 1,230
July 2019 1,091,300 4,500 1,038,383 602
June 2019 1,086,800 -1,400 1,037,781 -328
May 2019 1,088,200 1,800 1,038,109 -1,016