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Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana Job Growth

There were 104,900 jobs in Lafayette, Indiana in April 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 108,669 employed persons for the month. Lafayette added 200 jobs in April 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 211 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lafayette job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 104,900 +200 -800
CPS 108,669 -211 -356

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 107,800. Since then 2,900 jobs have been lost in Lafayette according to the employer survey. From a trough of 104,400 in February 2019, Lafayette has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 109,552 for Lafayette in July 2018. 883 jobs have been lost in Lafayette since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2019

Lafayette, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2019 104,900 200 108,669 -211
March 2019 104,700 300 108,880 -143
February 2019 104,400 -1,500 109,023 -8
January 2019 105,900 700 109,031 -6
December 2018 105,200 200 109,037 33
November 2018 105,000 100 109,004 -24
October 2018 104,900 -900 109,028 -156
September 2018 105,800 -700 109,184 -213
August 2018 106,500 -700 109,397 -155
July 2018 107,200 -600 109,552 24
June 2018 107,800 1,100 109,528 197
May 2018 106,700 1,000 109,331 306