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Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana Job Growth

There were 41,300 jobs in Michigan City, Indiana in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 45,307 employed persons for the month. Michigan City lost 0 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 143 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Michigan City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 41,300 0 -500
CPS 45,307 +143 -630

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 9,000 jobs have been lost in Michigan City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 40,900 in January 2017, 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. 7,000 jobs have been lost in Michigan City since then according to the household survey. From a March 2013 low of 44,231, Michigan City has added 1,076 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Michigan City, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 41,300 0 45,307 143
February 2017 41,300 400 45,164 -14
January 2017 40,900 -400 45,178 -43
December 2016 41,300 -100 45,221 -165
November 2016 41,400 100 45,386 -104
October 2016 41,300 0 45,490 -51
September 2016 41,300 -100 45,541 -47
August 2016 41,400 -400 45,588 29
July 2016 41,800 300 45,559 0
June 2016 41,500 0 45,559 -121
May 2016 41,500 -100 45,680 -145
April 2016 41,600 -200 45,825 -112