Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana Job Growth
There were 102,300 jobs in Lafayette, Indiana in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 105,657 employed persons for the month. Lafayette added 200 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 75 (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 107,800. Since then 5,500 jobs have been lost in Lafayette according to the employer survey. From a trough of 102,000 in May 2019, Lafayette has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 109,552 for Lafayette in July 2018. 3,895 jobs have been lost in Lafayette since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Lafayette, Indiana Employment History