Department of Numbers

Flint, Michigan Job Growth

There were 141,500 jobs in Flint, Michigan in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 173,614 employed persons for the month. Flint lost 1,200 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 651 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Flint job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 141,500 -1,200 +600
CPS 173,614 -651 -184

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 26,500 jobs have been lost in Flint according to the employer survey. From a trough of 132,300 in December 2009, Flint has gained 9,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 208,197 for Flint in January 2001. 34,583 jobs have been lost in Flint since then according to the household survey. From a May 2011 low of 160,781, Flint has added 12,833 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Flint, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 141,500 -1,200 173,614 -651
July 2017 142,700 1,200 174,265 528
June 2017 141,500 1,000 173,737 275
May 2017 140,500 1,400 173,462 63
April 2017 139,100 -200 173,399 440
March 2017 139,300 -600 172,959 -22
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