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South Bend-Mishawaka, Indiana Job Growth

There were 146,500 jobs in South Bend, Indiana in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 156,437 employed persons for the month. South Bend added 1,000 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 14 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare South Bend job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 146,500 +1,000 +2,400
CPS 156,437 -14 +1,070

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 4,500 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 16,699 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 157,090 for South Bend in April 2000. 653 jobs have been lost in South Bend since then according to the household survey. From a November 2009 low of 134,492, South Bend has added 21,945 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

South Bend, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 146,500 1,000 156,437 -14
June 2019 145,500 -100 156,451 -33
May 2019 145,600 1,400 156,484 -78
April 2019 144,200 200 156,562 212
March 2019 144,000 300 156,350 268
February 2019 143,700 -700 156,082 263
January 2019 144,400 700 155,819 300
December 2018 143,700 0 155,519 -4
November 2018 143,700 200 155,523 15
October 2018 143,500 300 155,508 53
September 2018 143,200 -400 155,455 59
August 2018 143,600 -500 155,396 29