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Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Indiana Job Growth

There were 1,064,100 jobs in Indianapolis, Indiana in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,025,790 employed persons for the month. Indianapolis lost 4,000 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 7,799 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Indianapolis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,064,100 -4,000 -25,800
CPS 1,025,790 -7,799 -15,070

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 33,100 jobs have been lost in Indianapolis according to the employer survey. From a trough of 966,200 in April 2020, Indianapolis has gained 97,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,046,952 for Indianapolis in February 2020. 21,162 jobs have been lost in Indianapolis since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 855,119, Indianapolis has added 170,671 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Indianapolis, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 1,064,100 -4,000 1,025,790 -7,799
October 2020 1,068,100 13,200 1,033,589 13,195
September 2020 1,054,900 -2,700 1,020,394 9,500
August 2020 1,057,600 9,600 1,010,894 26,358
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