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Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Indiana Job Growth

There were 1,085,100 jobs in Indianapolis, Indiana in November 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,032,073 employed persons for the month. Indianapolis lost 200 jobs in November 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,847 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Indianapolis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,085,100 -200 +20,700
CPS 1,032,073 -1,847 +27,713

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 October 2018 at 1,085,300. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Indianapolis according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,037,175 for Indianapolis in July 2018. 5,102 jobs have been lost in Indianapolis since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2018

Indianapolis, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2018 1,085,100 -200 1,032,073 -1,847
October 2018 1,085,300 1,500 1,033,920 -3,091
September 2018 1,083,800 200 1,037,011 927
August 2018 1,083,600 4,500 1,036,084 -1,091
July 2018 1,079,100 2,300 1,037,175 3,797
June 2018 1,076,800 -1,200 1,033,378 -784
May 2018 1,078,000 4,500 1,034,162 -262
April 2018 1,073,500 -400 1,034,424 2,498
March 2018 1,073,900 4,900 1,031,926 10,431
February 2018 1,069,000 1,900 1,021,495 12,002
January 2018 1,067,100 4,600 1,009,493 4,949
December 2017 1,062,500 -1,900 1,004,544 184