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Muskegon, Michigan Job Growth

There were 63,900 jobs in Muskegon, Michigan in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 73,845 employed persons for the month. Muskegon added 400 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 128 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Muskegon job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 63,900 +400 +200
CPS 73,845 +128 +110

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 3,200 jobs have been lost in Muskegon according to the employer survey. From a trough of 58,200 in July 2009, Muskegon has gained 5,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 84,359 for Muskegon in August 2005. 10,514 jobs have been lost in Muskegon since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 66,065, Muskegon has added 7,780 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Muskegon, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 63,900 400 73,845 128
February 2017 63,500 -300 73,717 100
January 2017 63,800 700 73,617 828
December 2016 63,100 300 72,789 -177
November 2016 62,800 -300 72,966 -67
October 2016 63,100 -500 73,033 4
September 2016 63,600 200 73,029 -40
August 2016 63,400 -100 73,069 -94
July 2016 63,500 -300 73,163 -136
June 2016 63,800 100 73,299 2
May 2016 63,700 -100 73,297 -80
April 2016 63,800 100 73,377 -358