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South Bend-Mishawaka, Indiana Job Growth

There were 123,800 jobs in South Bend, Indiana in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 122,731 employed persons for the month. South Bend lost 19,400 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 26,858 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare South Bend job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 123,800 -19,400 -20,600
CPS 122,731 -26,858 -32,315

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 151,300. Since then 27,500 jobs have been lost in South Bend according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 157,090 for South Bend in April 2000. 34,359 jobs have been lost in South Bend since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

South Bend, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 123,800 -19,400 122,731 -26,858
March 2020 143,200 -1,700 149,589 -5,362
February 2020 144,900 700 154,951 281
January 2020 144,200 200 154,670 125
December 2019 144,000 -100 154,545 -73
November 2019 144,100 500 154,618 -72
October 2019 143,600 -1,100 154,690 -57
September 2019 144,700 -100 154,747 -17
August 2019 144,800 -100 154,764 10
July 2019 144,900 300 154,754 -21
June 2019 144,600 100 154,775 -96
May 2019 144,500 100 154,871 -175