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Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana Job Growth

There were 101,500 jobs in Lafayette, Indiana in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 106,317 employed persons for the month. Lafayette added 600 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 227 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lafayette job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 101,500 +600 -7,300
CPS 106,317 +227 -5,514

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 10,800 jobs have been lost in Lafayette according to the employer survey. From a trough of 92,300 in April 2020, Lafayette has gained 9,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 112,167 for Lafayette in December 2019. 5,850 jobs have been lost in Lafayette since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 85,719, Lafayette has added 20,598 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Lafayette, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 101,500 600 106,317 227
October 2020 100,900 0 106,090 270
September 2020 100,900 800 105,820 3,630
August 2020 100,100 -300 102,190 599
July 2020 100,400 -400 101,591 577
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