Department of Numbers

Ann Arbor, Michigan Job Growth

There were 221,700 jobs in Ann Arbor, Michigan in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 187,319 employed persons for the month. Ann Arbor lost 1,300 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 626 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ann Arbor job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 221,700 -1,300 +3,600
CPS 187,319 -626 +819

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

Ann Arbor, Michigan Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Ann Arbor 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 Ann Arbor, Michigan

CES employment for Ann Arbor peaked in September 2017 at 225,000. Since then 3,300 jobs have been lost in Ann Arbor according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 189,389 for Ann Arbor in September 2017. 2,070 jobs have been lost in Ann Arbor since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Ann Arbor, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 221,700 -1,300 187,319 -626
October 2017 223,000 -2,000 187,945 -1,444
September 2017 225,000 1,300 189,389 1,088
August 2017 223,700 800 188,301 -151
July 2017 222,900 2,200 188,452 399
June 2017 220,700 3,100 188,053 1,290
May 2017 217,600 -2,300 186,763 -676
April 2017 219,900 -400 187,439 80
March 2017 220,300 1,300 187,359 538
February 2017 219,000 400 186,821 -436
January 2017 218,600 -200 187,257 644
December 2016 218,800 700 186,613 113