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South Bend-Mishawaka, Indiana Job Growth

There were 143,300 jobs in South Bend, Indiana in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 155,186 employed persons for the month. South Bend added 300 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 377 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare South Bend job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 143,300 +300 +900
CPS 155,186 +377 +2,803

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 7,700 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 13,499 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 157,116 for South Bend in April 2000. 1,930 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 20,786 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

South Bend, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 143,300 300 155,186 377
September 2018 143,000 2,100 154,809 789
August 2018 140,900 -100 154,020 -764
July 2018 141,000 -100 154,784 442
June 2018 141,100 -3,200 154,342 -1,677
May 2018 144,300 400 156,019 40
April 2018 143,900 -100 155,979 209
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