Department of Numbers

Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan Job Growth

There were 231,700 jobs in Lansing, Michigan in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 236,962 employed persons for the month. Lansing lost 100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 967 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lansing job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 231,700 -100 +4,600
CPS 236,962 -967 +2,653

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

Lansing, Michigan Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Lansing peaked in October 2000 at 238,200. Since then 6,500 jobs have been lost in Lansing according to the employer survey. From a trough of 211,700 in July 2009, Lansing has gained 20,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 242,322 for Lansing in December 2000. 5,360 jobs have been lost in Lansing since then according to the household survey. From a July 2011 low of 218,715, Lansing has added 18,247 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Lansing, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 231,700 -100 236,962 -967
November 2016 231,800 600 237,929 695
October 2016 231,200 300 237,234 277
September 2016 230,900 800 236,957 1,184
August 2016 230,100 -800 235,773 635
July 2016 230,900 2,300 235,138 88
June 2016 228,600 2,600 235,050 -1,470
May 2016 226,000 -3,900 236,520 -1,592
April 2016 229,900 1,000 238,112 431
March 2016 228,900 200 237,681 -352
February 2016 228,700 1,300 238,033 1,504
January 2016 227,400 300 236,529 2,220