Department of Numbers

Michigan Job Growth

There were 4,414,300 jobs in Michigan in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,650,966 employed persons for the month. Michigan added 8,200 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 10,494 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Michigan job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,414,300 +8,200 +46,300
CPS 4,650,966 +10,494 +38,243

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 276,700 jobs have been lost in Michigan according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,829,500 in July 2009, Michigan has gained 584,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Michigan reached a maximum of 5,004,281 in March 2000. 353,315 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 475,767 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 4,414,300 8,200 4,650,966 10,494
October 2017 4,406,100 -900 4,640,472 -2,230
September 2017 4,407,000 14,100 4,642,702 -363
August 2017 4,392,900 1,800 4,643,065 -16,459
July 2017 4,391,100 5,000 4,659,524 -18,795
June 2017 4,386,100 2,800 4,678,319 -8,833
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