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Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan Job Growth

There were 62,300 jobs in Niles, Michigan in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 70,826 employed persons for the month. Niles lost 0 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 409 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Niles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 62,300 0 +300
CPS 70,826 -409 -655

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

Niles, Michigan Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Niles peaked in July 2000 at 72,200. Since then 9,900 jobs have been lost in Niles according to the employer survey. From a trough of 58,400 in September 2009, Niles has gained 3,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 80,134 for Niles in April 2000. 9,308 jobs have been lost in Niles since then according to the household survey. From a March 2013 low of 66,312, Niles has added 4,514 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Niles, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 62,300 0 70,826 -409
November 2016 62,300 -200 71,235 129
October 2016 62,500 -300 71,106 -308
September 2016 62,800 -100 71,414 -70
August 2016 62,900 -800 71,484 67
July 2016 63,700 700 71,417 218
June 2016 63,000 500 71,199 -494
May 2016 62,500 0 71,693 -286
April 2016 62,500 0 71,979 57
March 2016 62,500 -100 71,922 -341
February 2016 62,600 500 72,263 499
January 2016 62,100 100 71,764 283