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Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Indiana Job Growth

There were 1,078,300 jobs in Indianapolis, Indiana in April 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,038,683 employed persons for the month. Indianapolis lost 3,800 jobs in April 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,784 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Indianapolis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,078,300 -3,800 +12,200
CPS 1,038,683 +1,784 +10,223

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 3,800 jobs have been lost in Indianapolis according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in April 2019 for Indianapolis is at a new high of 1,038,683.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2019

Indianapolis, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2019 1,078,300 -3,800 1,038,683 1,784
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
July 2018 1,073,000 1,600 1,027,271 -196
June 2018 1,071,400 2,300 1,027,467 -582
May 2018 1,069,100 3,000 1,028,049 -411