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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.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 104,100 +100 +2,200
CPS 106,762 +424 +453

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

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Lafayette, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 104,100 100 106,762 424
January 2018 104,000 1,700 106,338 -518
December 2017 102,300 -1,300 106,856 -651
November 2017 103,600 100 107,507 -183
October 2017 103,500 0 107,690 -380
September 2017 103,500 -4,000 108,070 93
August 2017 107,500 3,300 107,977 -26
July 2017 104,200 2,200 108,003 508
June 2017 102,000 2,800 107,495 233
May 2017 99,200 -2,100 107,262 244
April 2017 101,300 -1,400 107,018 437
March 2017 102,700 800 106,581 272