Department of Numbers

Muskegon, Michigan Job Growth

There were 65,200 jobs in Muskegon, Michigan in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 74,714 employed persons for the month. Muskegon lost 100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 389 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Muskegon job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 65,200 -100 +1,600
CPS 74,714 -389 +761

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

Muskegon, Michigan Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Muskegon peaked in March 2006 at 67,100. Since then 1,900 jobs have been lost in Muskegon according to the employer survey. From a trough of 58,200 in July 2009, Muskegon has gained 7,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 84,359 for Muskegon in August 2005. 9,645 jobs have been lost in Muskegon since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 66,065, Muskegon has added 8,649 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Muskegon, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 65,200 -100 74,714 -389
November 2016 65,300 -300 75,103 16
October 2016 65,600 -400 75,087 -194
September 2016 66,000 200 75,281 449
August 2016 65,800 300 74,832 130
July 2016 65,500 -300 74,702 -163
June 2016 65,800 500 74,865 -528
May 2016 65,300 100 75,393 -100
April 2016 65,200 400 75,493 150
March 2016 64,800 100 75,343 -261
February 2016 64,700 0 75,604 590
January 2016 64,700 1,100 75,014 1,061