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Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana Job Growth

There were 102,300 jobs in Lafayette, Indiana in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 105,657 employed persons for the month. Lafayette added 200 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 75 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lafayette job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 102,300 +200 -2,600
CPS 105,657 -75 -3,371

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 5,500 jobs have been lost in Lafayette according to the employer survey. From a trough of 102,000 in May 2019, Lafayette has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 109,552 for Lafayette in July 2018. 3,895 jobs have been lost in Lafayette since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Lafayette, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 102,300 200 105,657 -75
September 2019 102,100 -600 105,732 -196
August 2019 102,700 -800 105,928 -271
July 2019 103,500 500 106,199 -531
June 2019 103,000 1,000 106,730 -908
May 2019 102,000 -2,200 107,638 -922
April 2019 104,200 -500 108,560 -320
March 2019 104,700 300 108,880 -143
February 2019 104,400 -1,500 109,023 -8
January 2019 105,900 700 109,031 -6
December 2018 105,200 200 109,037 33
November 2018 105,000 100 109,004 -24