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Saginaw, Michigan Job Growth

There were 89,500 jobs in Saginaw, Michigan in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 83,811 employed persons for the month. Saginaw lost 500 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 502 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Saginaw job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 89,500 -500 +400
CPS 83,811 -502 -645

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

Saginaw, Michigan Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Saginaw peaked in May 2000 at 99,200. Since then 9,700 jobs have been lost in Saginaw according to the employer survey. From a trough of 82,000 in July 2009, Saginaw has gained 7,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 96,952 for Saginaw in April 2000. 13,141 jobs have been lost in Saginaw since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 79,028, Saginaw has added 4,783 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Saginaw, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 89,500 -500 83,811 -502
July 2017 90,000 200 84,313 -28
June 2017 89,800 800 84,341 -13
May 2017 89,000 -400 84,354 -516
April 2017 89,400 300 84,870 368
March 2017 89,100 300 84,502 208
February 2017 88,800 200 84,294 -92
January 2017 88,600 -100 84,386 721
December 2016 88,700 300 83,665 -233
November 2016 88,400 300 83,898 -242
October 2016 88,100 -700 84,140 -201
September 2016 88,800 -300 84,341 -115