Department of Numbers

Jackson, Michigan Job Growth

There were 54,200 jobs in Jackson, Michigan in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 68,253 employed persons for the month. Jackson lost 500 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 694 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jackson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 54,200 -500 -800
CPS 68,253 -694 -904

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 11,400 jobs have been lost in Jackson according to the employer survey. From a trough of 52,800 in March 2010, Jackson has gained 1,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 77,221 for Jackson in December 2000. 8,968 jobs have been lost in Jackson since then according to the household survey. From a September 2009 low of 64,817, Jackson has added 3,436 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Jackson, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 54,200 -500 68,253 -694
November 2016 54,700 -500 68,947 25
October 2016 55,200 600 68,922 225
September 2016 54,600 -300 68,697 383
August 2016 54,900 500 68,314 210
July 2016 54,400 -800 68,104 -272
June 2016 55,200 100 68,376 -501
May 2016 55,100 -300 68,877 -567
April 2016 55,400 400 69,444 -151
March 2016 55,000 200 69,595 -135
February 2016 54,800 -100 69,730 74
January 2016 54,900 -100 69,656 499