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Battle Creek, Michigan Job Growth

There were 59,800 jobs in Battle Creek, Michigan in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 61,913 employed persons for the month. Battle Creek added 200 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 195 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Battle Creek job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 59,800 +200 +1,000
CPS 61,913 -195 +553

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

Battle Creek, Michigan Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Battle Creek 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 Battle Creek, Michigan

CES employment for Battle Creek peaked in January 2003 at 62,400. Since then 2,600 jobs have been lost in Battle Creek according to the employer survey. From a trough of 53,900 in July 2009, Battle Creek has gained 5,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 68,034 for Battle Creek in April 2000. 6,121 jobs have been lost in Battle Creek since then according to the household survey. From a February 2012 low of 56,625, Battle Creek has added 5,288 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Battle Creek, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 59,800 200 61,913 -195
April 2017 59,600 -100 62,108 134
March 2017 59,700 200 61,974 18
February 2017 59,500 0 61,956 -59
January 2017 59,500 -200 62,015 258
December 2016 59,700 300 61,757 -33
November 2016 59,400 200 61,790 12
October 2016 59,200 -100 61,778 37
September 2016 59,300 100 61,741 33
August 2016 59,200 -200 61,708 123
July 2016 59,400 200 61,585 161
June 2016 59,200 400 61,424 64