Department of Numbers

South Bend-Mishawaka, Indiana Job Growth

There were 130,900 jobs in South Bend, Indiana in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 144,612 employed persons for the month. South Bend lost 300 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 42 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare South Bend job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 130,900 -300 -13,200
CPS 144,612 +42 -10,006

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 151,300. Since then 20,400 jobs have been lost in South Bend according to the employer survey. From a trough of 121,600 in April 2020, South Bend has gained 9,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 157,090 for South Bend in April 2000. 12,478 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 23,701 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

South Bend, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 130,900 -300 144,612 42
October 2020 131,200 899 144,570 2,397
September 2020 130,300 -2,299 142,173 -2,060
August 2020 132,600 1,500 144,233 2,980
July 2020 131,100 2,600 141,253 3,422
June 2020 128,500 6,100 137,831 4,857
May 2020 122,400 800 132,974 12,063
April 2020 121,600 -21,600 120,911 -28,678
March 2020 143,200 -1,700 149,589 -5,362
February 2020 144,900 700 154,951 281
January 2020 144,200 200 154,670 125
December 2019 144,000 -100 154,545 -73