Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana Job Growth
There were 100,400 jobs in Lafayette, Indiana in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 104,056 employed persons for the month. Lafayette added 800 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 160 (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 June 2018 at 107,000. Since then 6,600 jobs have been lost in Lafayette according to the employer survey. From a trough of 85,400 in April 2020, Lafayette has gained 15,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 112,167 for Lafayette in December 2019. 8,111 jobs have been lost in Lafayette since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 85,719, Lafayette has added 18,337 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Lafayette, Indiana Employment History