Department of Numbers

Bay City, Michigan Job Growth

There were 36,100 jobs in Bay City, Michigan in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 49,689 employed persons for the month. Bay City lost 0 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 62 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bay City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 36,100 0 -300
CPS 49,689 -62 -354

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 6,300 jobs have been lost in Bay City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 35,800 in July 2009, Bay City has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,914 for Bay City in April 2000. 5,225 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 1,928 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Bay City, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 36,100 0 49,689 -62
October 2016 36,100 -200 49,751 -250
September 2016 36,300 -200 50,001 127
August 2016 36,500 200 49,874 54
July 2016 36,300 -100 49,820 20
June 2016 36,400 -100 49,800 -347
May 2016 36,500 -400 50,147 -332
April 2016 36,900 200 50,479 -183
March 2016 36,700 -100 50,662 -136
February 2016 36,800 100 50,798 180
January 2016 36,700 200 50,618 442
December 2015 36,500 100 50,176 133