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Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Indiana Job Growth

There were 1,057,500 jobs in Indianapolis, Indiana in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,009,966 employed persons for the month. Indianapolis added 9,500 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 25,430 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Indianapolis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,057,500 +9,500 -31,500
CPS 1,009,966 +25,430 -29,647

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 39,700 jobs have been lost in Indianapolis according to the employer survey. From a trough of 966,200 in April 2020, Indianapolis has gained 91,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,046,952 for Indianapolis in February 2020. 36,986 jobs have been lost in Indianapolis since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 855,119, Indianapolis has added 154,847 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2020

Indianapolis, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2020 1,057,500 9,500 1,009,966 25,430
July 2020 1,048,000 22,599 984,536 21,414
June 2020 1,025,400 46,700 963,122 31,563
May 2020 978,700 12,500 931,559 76,440
April 2020 966,200 -123,700 855,119 -155,623
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