Department of Numbers

Bay City, Michigan Job Growth

There were 35,800 jobs in Bay City, Michigan in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 48,437 employed persons for the month. Bay City lost 100 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 63 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bay City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 35,800 -100 -400
CPS 48,437 -63 -895

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

Bay City, Michigan Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Bay City 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 Bay City, Michigan

CES employment for Bay City peaked in April 2000 at 42,400. Since then 6,600 jobs have been lost in Bay City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 35,600 in July 2017, Bay City has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,914 for Bay City in April 2000. 6,477 jobs have been lost in Bay City since then according to the household survey. From a May 2011 low of 47,761, Bay City has added 676 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Bay City, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 35,800 -100 48,437 -63
October 2017 35,900 -100 48,500 -255
September 2017 36,000 -100 48,755 128
August 2017 36,100 500 48,627 -145
July 2017 35,600 -700 48,772 -169
June 2017 36,300 500 48,941 -1
May 2017 35,800 -100 48,942 -380
April 2017 35,900 -400 49,322 -101
March 2017 36,300 100 49,423 -27
February 2017 36,200 -300 49,450 -141
January 2017 36,500 -100 49,591 265
December 2016 36,600 400 49,326 -6