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Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan Job Growth

There were 233,400 jobs in Lansing, Michigan in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 236,118 employed persons for the month. Lansing lost 900 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 897 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lansing job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 233,400 -900 +2,100
CPS 236,118 -897 -837

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 4,800 jobs have been lost in Lansing according to the employer survey. From a trough of 211,700 in July 2009, Lansing has gained 21,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 242,322 for Lansing in December 2000. 6,204 jobs have been lost in Lansing since then according to the household survey. From a July 2011 low of 218,715, Lansing has added 17,403 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Lansing, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 233,400 -900 236,118 -897
July 2017 234,300 600 237,015 -1,059
June 2017 233,700 -400 238,074 -1,519
May 2017 234,100 -1,000 239,593 -223
April 2017 235,100 300 239,816 203
March 2017 234,800 100 239,613 -481
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