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Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana Job Growth

There were 39,800 jobs in Michigan City, Indiana in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 44,452 employed persons for the month. Michigan City lost 100 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 95 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Michigan City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 39,800 -100 -1,900
CPS 44,452 +95 -1,599

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

Michigan City, Indiana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Michigan City 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 Michigan City, Indiana

CES employment for Michigan City peaked in April 2000 at 50,300. Since then 10,500 jobs have been lost in Michigan City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 37,100 in April 2020, Michigan City has gained 2,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 52,147 for Michigan City in April 2000. 7,695 jobs have been lost in Michigan City since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 37,772, Michigan City has added 6,680 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Michigan City, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 39,800 -100 44,452 95
October 2020 39,900 300 44,357 159
September 2020 39,600 -400 44,198 724
August 2020 40,000 600 43,474 908
July 2020 39,400 200 42,566 101
June 2020 39,200 1,200 42,465 816
May 2020 38,000 900 41,649 3,877
April 2020 37,100 -4,600 37,772 -6,652
March 2020 41,700 0 44,424 -1,699
February 2020 41,700 0 46,123 75
January 2020 41,700 100 46,048 -27
December 2019 41,600 -100 46,075 24