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Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Indiana Job Growth

There were 1,095,600 jobs in Indianapolis, Indiana in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,034,216 employed persons for the month. Indianapolis added 9,300 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,885 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Indianapolis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,095,600 +9,300 +5,900
CPS 1,034,216 +4,885 +4,644

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 in January 2020 is at a new high of 1,095,600.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,038,963 for Indianapolis in April 2019. 4,747 jobs have been lost in Indianapolis since then according to the household survey. From a December 2019 low of 1,029,331, Indianapolis has added 4,885 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

Indianapolis, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 1,095,600 9,300 1,034,216 4,885
December 2019 1,086,300 -3,600 1,029,331 -797
November 2019 1,089,900 -900 1,030,128 -834
October 2019 1,090,800 500 1,030,962 -899
September 2019 1,090,300 1,300 1,031,861 -121
August 2019 1,089,000 -2,300 1,031,982 -91
July 2019 1,091,300 4,500 1,032,073 -2,195
June 2019 1,086,800 -1,400 1,034,268 -2,233
May 2019 1,088,200 1,800 1,036,501 -2,462
April 2019 1,086,400 -300 1,038,963 2,064
March 2019 1,086,700 -3,600 1,036,899 3,764
February 2019 1,090,300 600 1,033,135 3,563