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Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan Job Growth

There were 62,900 jobs in Niles, Michigan in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 70,064 employed persons for the month. Niles lost 0 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 41 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Niles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 62,900 0 +1,000
CPS 70,064 -41 -239

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 9,300 jobs have been lost in Niles according to the employer survey. From a trough of 58,400 in September 2009, Niles has gained 4,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 80,134 for Niles in April 2000. 10,070 jobs have been lost in Niles since then according to the household survey. From a March 2013 low of 65,999, Niles has added 4,065 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Niles, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 62,900 0 70,064 -41
July 2017 62,900 100 70,105 -24
June 2017 62,800 500 70,129 -102
May 2017 62,300 300 70,231 -478
April 2017 62,000 -700 70,709 -278
March 2017 62,700 -100 70,987 -159
February 2017 62,800 200 71,146 282
January 2017 62,600 800 70,864 481
December 2016 61,800 100 70,383 -88
November 2016 61,700 -100 70,471 -16
October 2016 61,800 -300 70,487 68
September 2016 62,100 200 70,419 116