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Battle Creek, Michigan Job Growth

There were 59,500 jobs in Battle Creek, Michigan in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 61,904 employed persons for the month. Battle Creek lost 0 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 151 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Battle Creek job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 59,500 0 +900
CPS 61,904 -151 -816

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 2,900 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 5,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 68,034 for Battle Creek in April 2000. 6,130 jobs have been lost in Battle Creek since then according to the household survey. From a February 2012 low of 56,731, Battle Creek has added 5,173 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2017

Battle Creek, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2017 59,500 0 61,904 -151
January 2017 59,500 -200 62,055 72
December 2016 59,700 300 61,983 -267
November 2016 59,400 200 62,250 -20
October 2016 59,200 -100 62,270 -156
September 2016 59,300 100 62,426 37
August 2016 59,200 -200 62,389 230
July 2016 59,400 200 62,159 85
June 2016 59,200 400 62,074 -320
May 2016 58,800 -200 62,394 -190
April 2016 59,000 100 62,584 -43
March 2016 58,900 300 62,627 -93