Department of Numbers

Flint, Michigan Job Growth

There were 139,700 jobs in Flint, Michigan in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 173,127 employed persons for the month. Flint lost 200 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 146 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Flint job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 139,700 -200 +300
CPS 173,127 +146 +460

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

Flint, Michigan Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Flint peaked in July 2000 at 168,000. Since then 28,300 jobs have been lost in Flint according to the employer survey. From a trough of 132,300 in December 2009, Flint has gained 7,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 208,197 for Flint in January 2001. 35,070 jobs have been lost in Flint since then according to the household survey. From a May 2011 low of 160,781, Flint has added 12,346 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Flint, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 139,700 -200 173,127 146
February 2017 139,900 -200 172,981 -463
January 2017 140,100 -200 173,444 395
December 2016 140,300 -200 173,049 -434
November 2016 140,500 -300 173,483 -324
October 2016 140,800 -100 173,807 -90
September 2016 140,900 0 173,897 99
August 2016 140,900 -500 173,798 310
July 2016 141,400 1,200 173,488 455
June 2016 140,200 700 173,033 377
May 2016 139,500 -300 172,656 88
April 2016 139,800 400 172,568 -99