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Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Indiana Job Growth

There were 1,079,200 jobs in Indianapolis, Indiana in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,041,909 employed persons for the month. Indianapolis added 3,000 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,526 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Indianapolis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,079,200 +3,000 +23,600
CPS 1,041,909 +3,526 +16,276

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 February 2020 at 1,102,000. Since then 22,800 jobs have been lost in Indianapolis according to the employer survey. From a trough of 954,000 in April 2020, Indianapolis has gained 125,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,060,012 for Indianapolis in February 2020. 18,103 jobs have been lost in Indianapolis since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 881,138, Indianapolis has added 160,771 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Indianapolis, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 1,079,200 3,000 1,041,909 3,526
October 2021 1,076,200 6,800 1,038,383 2,420
September 2021 1,069,400 100 1,035,963 2,773
August 2021 1,069,300 300 1,033,190 2,158
July 2021 1,069,000 5,000 1,031,032 715
June 2021 1,064,000 2,700 1,030,317 1,717
May 2021 1,061,300 3,100 1,028,600 713
April 2021 1,058,200 700 1,027,887 1,134
March 2021 1,057,500 400 1,026,753 2,890
February 2021 1,057,100 -800 1,023,863 -12,319
January 2021 1,057,900 -4,100 1,036,182 6,781
December 2020 1,062,000 6,400 1,029,401 3,768