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Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana Job Growth

There were 105,000 jobs in Lafayette, Indiana in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 108,365 employed persons for the month. Lafayette added 1,000 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 179 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lafayette job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 105,000 +1,000 +5,600
CPS 108,365 +179 +3,702

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 107,000. Since then 2,000 jobs have been lost in Lafayette according to the employer survey. From a trough of 85,400 in April 2020, Lafayette has gained 19,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 110,174 for Lafayette in February 2020. 1,809 jobs have been lost in Lafayette since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 84,823, Lafayette has added 23,542 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Lafayette, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 105,000 1,000 108,365 179
October 2021 104,000 500 108,186 27
September 2021 103,500 100 108,159 24
August 2021 103,400 300 108,135 -108
July 2021 103,100 -1,300 108,243 -398
June 2021 104,400 1,700 108,641 141
May 2021 102,700 1,300 108,500 3,091
April 2021 101,400 -1,000 105,409 -158
March 2021 102,400 1,300 105,567 -16
February 2021 101,100 1,500 105,583 167
January 2021 99,600 -500 105,416 212
December 2020 100,100 700 105,204 541