Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana Job Growth
There were 104,100 jobs in Lafayette, Indiana in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 106,762 employed persons for the month. Lafayette added 100 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 424 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lafayette job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 August 2017 at 107,500. Since then 3,400 jobs have been lost in Lafayette according to the employer survey. From a trough of 102,300 in December 2017, Lafayette has gained 1,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 108,070 for Lafayette in September 2017. 1,308 jobs have been lost in Lafayette since then according to the household survey. From a January 2018 low of 106,338, Lafayette has added 424 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Lafayette, Indiana Employment History