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Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana Job Growth

There were 104,600 jobs in Lafayette, Indiana in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 109,911 employed persons for the month. Lafayette lost 1,300 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 635 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lafayette job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 104,600 -1,300 -600
CPS 109,911 -635 +4,080

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Lafayette, Indiana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Lafayette 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 Lafayette, Indiana

CES employment for Lafayette peaked in June 2018 at 107,800. Since then 3,200 jobs have been lost in Lafayette according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 110,701 for Lafayette in December 2018. 790 jobs have been lost in Lafayette since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Lafayette, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 104,600 -1,300 109,911 -635
January 2019 105,900 700 110,546 -155
December 2018 105,200 200 110,701 390
November 2018 105,000 100 110,311 -213
October 2018 104,900 -900 110,524 109
September 2018 105,800 -700 110,415 245
August 2018 106,500 -700 110,170 479
July 2018 107,200 -600 109,691 1,249
June 2018 107,800 1,100 108,442 543
May 2018 106,700 1,000 107,899 701
April 2018 105,700 800 107,198 888
March 2018 104,900 -300 106,310 479