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Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana Job Growth

There were 100,200 jobs in Lafayette, Indiana in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 101,381 employed persons for the month. Lafayette lost 600 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 367 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lafayette job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 100,200 -600 -7,600
CPS 101,381 +367 -8,949

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 February 2020 at 112,300. Since then 12,100 jobs have been lost in Lafayette according to the employer survey. From a trough of 92,300 in April 2020, Lafayette has gained 7,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 112,167 for Lafayette in December 2019. 10,786 jobs have been lost in Lafayette since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 85,719, Lafayette has added 15,662 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Lafayette, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 100,200 -600 101,381 367
June 2020 100,800 8,300 101,014 7,979
May 2020 92,500 200 93,035 7,316
April 2020 92,300 -20,000 85,719 -23,395
March 2020 112,300 0 109,114 -3,016
February 2020 112,300 2,200 112,130 293
January 2020 110,100 0 111,837 -330
December 2019 110,100 1,300 112,167 336
November 2019 108,800 1,100 111,831 367
October 2019 107,700 200 111,464 394
September 2019 107,500 -100 111,070 397
August 2019 107,600 -200 110,673 343