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South Bend-Mishawaka, Indiana Job Growth

There were 139,900 jobs in South Bend, Indiana in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 152,824 employed persons for the month. South Bend lost 100 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 403 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare South Bend job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 139,900 -100 +7,600
CPS 152,824 +403 +5,007

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 11,300 jobs have been lost in South Bend according to the employer survey. From a trough of 121,800 in April 2020, South Bend has gained 18,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 158,295 for South Bend in September 2019. 5,471 jobs have been lost in South Bend since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 121,218, South Bend has added 31,606 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

South Bend, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 139,900 -100 152,824 403
August 2022 140,000 900 152,421 887
July 2022 139,100 1,400 151,534 816
June 2022 137,700 1,600 150,718 422
May 2022 136,100 -200 150,296 578
April 2022 136,300 400 149,718 606
March 2022 135,900 100 149,112 501
February 2022 135,800 400 148,611 470
January 2022 135,400 -500 148,141 196
December 2021 135,900 900 147,945 38
November 2021 135,000 700 147,907 55
October 2021 134,300 2,000 147,852 35