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Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana Job Growth

There were 103,100 jobs in Lafayette, Indiana in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 106,467 employed persons for the month. Lafayette lost 600 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 416 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lafayette job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 103,100 -600 +4,000
CPS 106,467 +416 +3,634

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 March 2022 at 103,700. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in Lafayette according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 110,643 for Lafayette in December 2019. 4,176 jobs have been lost in Lafayette since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 83,781, Lafayette has added 22,686 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Lafayette, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 103,100 -600 106,467 416
March 2022 103,700 500 106,051 545
February 2022 103,200 500 105,506 568
January 2022 102,700 100 104,938 441
December 2021 102,600 800 104,497 9
November 2021 101,800 500 104,488 105
October 2021 101,300 300 104,383 285
September 2021 101,000 700 104,098 284
August 2021 100,300 -200 103,814 238
July 2021 100,500 300 103,576 213
June 2021 100,200 700 103,363 213
May 2021 99,500 400 103,150 317