Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana Job Growth
There were 105,800 jobs in Lafayette, Indiana in October 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 106,140 employed persons for the month. Lafayette added 900 jobs in October 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 76 (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 August 2022 at 108,700. Since then 2,900 jobs have been lost in Lafayette according to the employer survey. From a trough of 104,500 in February 2023, Lafayette has gained 1,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 112,211 for Lafayette in December 2019. 6,071 jobs have been lost in Lafayette since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 84,455, Lafayette has added 21,685 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Lafayette, Indiana Employment History