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Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana Job Growth

There were 107,700 jobs in Lafayette, Indiana in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 110,566 employed persons for the month. Lafayette lost 0 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 151 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lafayette job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 107,700 0 +4,200
CPS 110,566 +151 +5,046

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 in September 2018 is at a new high of 107,700.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Lafayette is at a new high of 110,566.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Lafayette, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 107,700 0 110,566 151
September 2018 107,700 100 110,415 245
August 2018 107,600 300 110,170 479
July 2018 107,300 900 109,691 1,249
June 2018 106,400 400 108,442 543
May 2018 106,000 1,000 107,899 701
April 2018 105,000 800 107,198 888
March 2018 104,200 200 106,310 479
February 2018 104,000 0 105,831 910
January 2018 104,000 1,700 104,921 -380
December 2017 102,300 -1,300 105,301 -92
November 2017 103,600 100 105,393 -127