Department of Numbers

Jackson, Michigan Job Growth

There were 58,300 jobs in Jackson, Michigan in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 71,043 employed persons for the month. Jackson lost 300 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 243 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jackson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 58,300 -300 +700
CPS 71,043 -243 +189

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

Jackson, Michigan Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Jackson peaked in August 2000 at 65,600. Since then 7,300 jobs have been lost in Jackson according to the employer survey. From a trough of 52,800 in March 2010, Jackson has gained 5,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 77,221 for Jackson in December 2000. 6,178 jobs have been lost in Jackson since then according to the household survey. From a September 2009 low of 64,817, Jackson has added 6,226 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Jackson, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 58,300 -300 71,043 -243
July 2017 58,600 500 71,286 354
June 2017 58,100 100 70,932 23
May 2017 58,000 -100 70,909 -307
April 2017 58,100 300 71,216 230
March 2017 57,800 200 70,986 142
February 2017 57,600 600 70,844 43
January 2017 57,000 -600 70,801 -6
December 2016 57,600 -200 70,807 -305
November 2016 57,800 -100 71,112 -168
October 2016 57,900 -200 71,280 146
September 2016 58,100 500 71,134 280