Department of Numbers

Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana Job Growth

There were 41,500 jobs in Michigan City, Indiana in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 45,844 employed persons for the month. Michigan City added 100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 173 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Michigan City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 41,500 +100 +100
CPS 45,844 -173 +417

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Michigan City, Indiana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Michigan City 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 Michigan City, Indiana

CES employment for Michigan City peaked in April 2000 at 50,300. Since then 8,800 jobs have been lost in Michigan City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 41,100 in May 2016, Michigan City has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 52,307 for Michigan City in April 2000. 6,463 jobs have been lost in Michigan City since then according to the household survey. From a March 2013 low of 44,282, Michigan City has added 1,562 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Michigan City, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 41,500 100 45,844 -173
November 2016 41,400 -100 46,017 56
October 2016 41,500 200 45,961 -38
September 2016 41,300 200 45,999 -3
August 2016 41,100 0 46,002 -22
July 2016 41,100 -100 46,024 142
June 2016 41,200 100 45,882 107
May 2016 41,100 -100 45,775 153
April 2016 41,200 0 45,622 74
March 2016 41,200 -400 45,548 -343
February 2016 41,600 -300 45,891 -18
January 2016 41,900 500 45,909 482