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Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana Job Growth

There were 100,400 jobs in Lafayette, Indiana in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 104,056 employed persons for the month. Lafayette added 800 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 160 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lafayette job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 100,400 +800 -6,600
CPS 104,056 +160 -8,074

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 6,600 jobs have been lost in Lafayette according to the employer survey. From a trough of 85,400 in April 2020, Lafayette has gained 15,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 112,167 for Lafayette in December 2019. 8,111 jobs have been lost in Lafayette since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 85,719, Lafayette has added 18,337 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Lafayette, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 100,400 800 104,056 160
January 2021 99,600 -500 103,896 -4,313
December 2020 100,100 700 108,209 3,413
November 2020 99,400 500 104,796 -1,294
October 2020 98,900 -1,100 106,090 270
September 2020 100,000 1,100 105,820 3,630
August 2020 98,900 1,500 102,190 599
July 2020 97,400 -1,200 101,591 577
June 2020 98,600 10,200 101,014 7,979
May 2020 88,400 3,000 93,035 7,316
April 2020 85,400 -20,300 85,719 -23,395
March 2020 105,700 -1,300 109,114 -3,016