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South Bend-Mishawaka, Indiana Job Growth

There were 143,700 jobs in South Bend, Indiana in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 156,692 employed persons for the month. South Bend lost 700 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 262 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare South Bend job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 143,700 -700 +1,000
CPS 156,692 +262 +2,176

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 7,300 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 13,899 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 157,116 for South Bend in April 2000. 424 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 22,292 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

South Bend, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 143,700 -700 156,692 262
January 2019 144,400 700 156,430 1,148
December 2018 143,700 0 155,282 76
November 2018 143,700 200 155,206 119
October 2018 143,500 300 155,087 278
September 2018 143,200 -400 154,809 789
August 2018 143,600 -500 154,020 -764
July 2018 144,100 800 154,784 442
June 2018 143,300 100 154,342 -1,677
May 2018 143,200 -100 156,019 40
April 2018 143,300 100 155,979 209
March 2018 143,200 500 155,770 1,254