Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana Job Growth
There were 103,900 jobs in Lafayette, Indiana in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 108,565 employed persons for the month. Lafayette lost 500 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell 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 June 2018 at 107,000. Since then 3,100 jobs have been lost in Lafayette according to the employer survey. From a trough of 85,400 in April 2020, Lafayette has gained 18,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 110,174 for Lafayette in February 2020. 1,609 jobs have been lost in Lafayette since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 84,823, Lafayette has added 23,742 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Lafayette, Indiana Employment History