Department of Numbers

Michigan Job Growth

There were 4,359,500 jobs in Michigan in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,632,343 employed persons for the month. Michigan lost 5,800 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 16,301 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Michigan job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,359,500 -5,800 +84,000
CPS 4,632,343 +16,301 +111,365

Michigan Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Michigan 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 in Michigan

CES employment peaked in April 2000 for Michigan at 4,691,000. Since then 331,500 jobs have been lost in Michigan according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,829,500 in July 2009, Michigan has gained 530,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Michigan reached a maximum of 5,004,281 in March 2000. 371,938 jobs have been lost in Michigan since then according to the household survey. From a May 2011 low of 4,175,199, Michigan has added 457,144 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 4,359,500 -5,800 4,632,343 16,301
October 2016 4,365,300 23,600 4,616,042 14,931
September 2016 4,341,700 15,300 4,601,111 12,924
August 2016 4,326,400 -14,600 4,588,187 -7,195
July 2016 4,341,000 10,800 4,595,382 -21,019
June 2016 4,330,200 19,500 4,616,401 -24,893
May 2016 4,310,700 -20,400 4,641,294 -561
April 2016 4,331,100 6,200 4,641,855 17,001
March 2016 4,324,900 9,600 4,624,854 27,776
February 2016 4,315,300 7,900 4,597,078 36,501
January 2016 4,307,400 18,800 4,560,577 33,230
December 2015 4,288,600 13,100 4,527,347 6,369