Department of Numbers

South Bend-Mishawaka, Indiana Job Growth

There were 138,800 jobs in South Bend, Indiana in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 152,809 employed persons for the month. South Bend added 1,000 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 183 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare South Bend job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 138,800 +1,000 +5,800
CPS 152,809 -183 +4,983

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 12,400 jobs have been lost in South Bend according to the employer survey. From a trough of 121,200 in April 2020, South Bend has gained 17,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 157,818 for South Bend in September 2019. 5,009 jobs have been lost in South Bend since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 121,748, South Bend has added 31,061 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

South Bend, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 138,800 1,000 152,809 -183
October 2021 137,800 1,000 152,992 -483
September 2021 136,800 -4,200 153,475 -417
August 2021 141,000 -300 153,892 108
July 2021 141,300 3,200 153,784 373
June 2021 138,100 2,500 153,411 4,177
May 2021 135,600 400 149,234 6
April 2021 135,200 200 149,228 -266
March 2021 135,000 300 149,494 -266
February 2021 134,700 1,200 149,760 77
January 2021 133,500 700 149,683 375
December 2020 132,800 -200 149,308 1,482