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Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Michigan Job Growth

There were 2,019,900 jobs in Detroit, Michigan in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,009,516 employed persons for the month. Detroit added 2,700 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 219 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Detroit job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,019,900 +2,700 +39,600
CPS 2,009,516 -219 +48,259

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

Detroit, Michigan Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Detroit 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 Detroit, Michigan

CES employment for Detroit peaked in April 2000 at 2,213,900. Since then 194,000 jobs have been lost in Detroit according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,714,100 in June 2009, Detroit has gained 305,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,229,176 for Detroit in April 2000. 219,660 jobs have been lost in Detroit since then according to the household survey. From a December 2010 low of 1,764,448, Detroit has added 245,068 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Detroit, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 2,019,900 2,700 2,009,516 -219
July 2017 2,017,200 10,700 2,009,735 934
June 2017 2,006,500 -1,200 2,008,801 5,340
May 2017 2,007,700 -7,100 2,003,461 10,108
April 2017 2,014,800 16,800 1,993,353 13,714
March 2017 1,998,000 1,100 1,979,639 7,668
February 2017 1,996,900 -3,900 1,971,971 4,403
January 2017 2,000,800 8,300 1,967,568 1,059
December 2016 1,992,500 4,100 1,966,509 747
November 2016 1,988,400 -600 1,965,762 1,087
October 2016 1,989,000 4,300 1,964,675 1,478
September 2016 1,984,700 4,400 1,963,197 1,940