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South Bend-Mishawaka, Indiana Job Growth

There were 133,300 jobs in South Bend, Indiana in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 147,348 employed persons for the month. South Bend lost 200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 109 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare South Bend job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 133,300 -200 -11,000
CPS 147,348 -109 -7,603

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

South Bend, Indiana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for South Bend 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 South Bend, Indiana

CES employment for South Bend peaked in May 2000 at 151,200. Since then 17,900 jobs have been lost in South Bend according to the employer survey. From a trough of 121,200 in April 2020, South Bend has gained 12,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 157,090 for South Bend in April 2000. 9,742 jobs have been lost in South Bend since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 120,911, South Bend has added 26,437 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

South Bend, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 133,300 -200 147,348 -109
January 2021 133,500 700 147,457 421
December 2020 132,800 -200 147,036 2,458
November 2020 133,000 800 144,578 8
October 2020 132,200 900 144,570 2,397
September 2020 131,300 -3,400 142,173 -2,060
August 2020 134,700 1,400 144,233 2,980
July 2020 133,300 2,400 141,253 3,422
June 2020 130,900 4,000 137,831 4,857
May 2020 126,900 5,700 132,974 12,063
April 2020 121,200 -21,800 120,911 -28,678
March 2020 143,000 -1,300 149,589 -5,362