Department of Numbers

Bay City, Michigan Job Growth

There were 36,200 jobs in Bay City, Michigan in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 49,375 employed persons for the month. Bay City lost 300 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 208 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bay City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 36,200 -300 0
CPS 49,375 -208 -1,423

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 6,200 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 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,914 for Bay City in April 2000. 5,539 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 1,614 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2017

Bay City, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2017 36,200 -300 49,375 -208
January 2017 36,500 -100 49,583 -28
December 2016 36,600 400 49,611 -126
November 2016 36,200 0 49,737 -14
October 2016 36,200 -200 49,751 -250
September 2016 36,400 100 50,001 127
August 2016 36,300 0 49,874 54
July 2016 36,300 -100 49,820 20
June 2016 36,400 100 49,800 -347
May 2016 36,300 -100 50,147 -332
April 2016 36,400 200 50,479 -183
March 2016 36,200 0 50,662 -136