Department of Numbers

Flint, Michigan Job Growth

There were 139,700 jobs in Flint, Michigan in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 171,937 employed persons for the month. Flint lost 500 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,632 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Flint job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 139,700 -500 +600
CPS 171,937 -1,632 -1,097

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. 36,260 jobs have been lost in Flint since then according to the household survey. From a May 2011 low of 160,781, Flint has added 11,156 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Flint, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 139,700 -500 171,937 -1,632
November 2016 140,200 -700 173,569 -173
October 2016 140,900 -600 173,742 -255
September 2016 141,500 200 173,997 483
August 2016 141,300 0 173,514 181
July 2016 141,300 -100 173,333 -341
June 2016 141,400 2,000 173,674 -1,176
May 2016 139,400 -100 174,850 -729
April 2016 139,500 600 175,579 -144
March 2016 138,900 800 175,723 29
February 2016 138,100 -1,200 175,694 720
January 2016 139,300 200 174,974 1,940