South Bend-Mishawaka, Indiana Job Growth
There were 139,300 jobs in South Bend, Indiana in May 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 150,121 employed persons for the month. South Bend lost 100 jobs in May 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 275 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare South Bend job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 11,900 jobs have been lost in South Bend according to the employer survey. From a trough of 121,300 in April 2020, South Bend has gained 18,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 158,681 for South Bend in September 2019. 8,560 jobs have been lost in South Bend since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 122,188, South Bend has added 27,933 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
South Bend, Indiana Employment History