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South Bend-Mishawaka, Indiana Job Growth

There were 143,900 jobs in South Bend, Indiana in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 156,082 employed persons for the month. South Bend lost 100 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 312 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare South Bend job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 143,900 -100 +1,900
CPS 156,082 +312 +3,634

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 151,000. Since then 7,100 jobs have been lost in South Bend according to the employer survey. From a trough of 129,800 in July 2009, South Bend has gained 14,099 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 157,116 for South Bend in April 2000. 1,034 jobs have been lost in South Bend since then according to the household survey. From a November 2009 low of 134,400, South Bend has added 21,682 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

South Bend, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 143,900 -100 156,082 312
March 2018 144,000 200 155,770 1,254
February 2018 143,800 -1,000 154,516 1,451
January 2018 144,800 2,000 153,065 609
December 2017 142,800 400 152,456 77
November 2017 142,400 0 152,379 -4
October 2017 142,400 500 152,383 50
September 2017 141,900 200 152,333 136
August 2017 141,700 -300 152,197 44
July 2017 142,000 200 152,153 7
June 2017 141,800 -300 152,146 -76
May 2017 142,100 100 152,222 -226