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Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan Job Growth

There were 234,800 jobs in Lansing, Michigan in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 239,653 employed persons for the month. Lansing added 100 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 441 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lansing job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 234,800 +100 +5,500
CPS 239,653 -441 +3,905

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 3,400 jobs have been lost in Lansing according to the employer survey. From a trough of 211,700 in July 2009, Lansing has gained 23,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 242,322 for Lansing in December 2000. 2,669 jobs have been lost in Lansing since then according to the household survey. From a July 2011 low of 218,715, Lansing has added 20,938 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Lansing, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 234,800 100 239,653 -441
February 2017 234,700 -1,000 240,094 -274
January 2017 235,700 2,200 240,368 2,152
December 2016 233,500 100 238,216 -175
November 2016 233,400 800 238,391 167
October 2016 232,600 800 238,224 578
September 2016 231,800 500 237,646 691
August 2016 231,300 300 236,955 670
July 2016 231,000 900 236,285 655
June 2016 230,100 2,300 235,630 240
May 2016 227,800 -2,900 235,390 -278
April 2016 230,700 1,400 235,668 -80