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Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana Job Growth

There were 104,500 jobs in Lafayette, Indiana in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 108,121 employed persons for the month. Lafayette added 300 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 92 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lafayette job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 104,500 +300 +3,500
CPS 108,121 +92 +4,023

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 2022 at 104,800. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Lafayette according to the employer survey. From a trough of 104,200 in August 2022, Lafayette has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 110,643 for Lafayette in December 2019. 2,522 jobs have been lost in Lafayette since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 83,781, Lafayette has added 24,340 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Lafayette, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 104,500 300 108,121 92
August 2022 104,200 -300 108,029 246
July 2022 104,500 -300 107,783 428
June 2022 104,800 400 107,355 421
May 2022 104,400 1,300 106,934 509
April 2022 103,100 -600 106,425 374
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