Department of Numbers

Michigan Job Growth

There were 4,383,000 jobs in Michigan in June 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,677,821 employed persons for the month. Michigan lost 300 jobs in June 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 9,331 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Michigan job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey June 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,383,000 -300 +60,800
CPS 4,677,821 -9,331 +94,778

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 308,000 jobs have been lost in Michigan according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,829,500 in July 2009, Michigan has gained 553,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Michigan reached a maximum of 5,004,281 in March 2000. 326,460 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 502,622 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through June 2017

Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
June 2017 4,383,000 -300 4,677,821 -9,331
May 2017 4,383,300 -7,200 4,687,152 2,998
April 2017 4,390,500 12,000 4,684,154 18,312
March 2017 4,378,500 2,500 4,665,842 17,251
February 2017 4,376,000 -2,600 4,648,591 16,339
January 2017 4,378,600 9,700 4,632,252 16,326
December 2016 4,368,900 900 4,615,926 3,203
November 2016 4,368,000 3,100 4,612,723 4,608
October 2016 4,364,900 24,100 4,608,115 5,784
September 2016 4,340,800 8,500 4,602,331 6,643
August 2016 4,332,300 800 4,595,688 6,728
July 2016 4,331,500 9,300 4,588,960 5,917