Department of Numbers

Bay City, Michigan Job Growth

There were 35,700 jobs in Bay City, Michigan in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 48,849 employed persons for the month. Bay City lost 200 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 473 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bay City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 35,700 -200 -600
CPS 48,849 -473 -479

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 6,700 jobs have been lost in Bay City according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,914 for Bay City in April 2000. 6,065 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 1,088 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Bay City, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 35,700 -200 48,849 -473
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
November 2016 36,200 0 49,332 11
October 2016 36,200 -200 49,321 13
September 2016 36,400 100 49,308 -4
August 2016 36,300 0 49,312 -8
July 2016 36,300 -100 49,320 -1
June 2016 36,400 100 49,321 -7