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Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana Job Growth

There were 39,800 jobs in Michigan City, Indiana in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 44,495 employed persons for the month. Michigan City lost 0 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 59 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Michigan City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 39,800 0 -1,600
CPS 44,495 +59 -1,628

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 36,200 in April 2020, Michigan City has gained 3,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 52,147 for Michigan City in April 2000. 7,652 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 6,723 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Michigan City, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 39,800 0 44,495 59
January 2021 39,800 100 44,436 -1,280
December 2020 39,700 200 45,716 1,692
November 2020 39,500 100 44,024 -333
October 2020 39,400 300 44,357 159
September 2020 39,100 200 44,198 724
August 2020 38,900 300 43,474 908
July 2020 38,600 400 42,566 101
June 2020 38,200 1,400 42,465 816
May 2020 36,800 600 41,649 3,877
April 2020 36,200 -4,700 37,772 -6,652
March 2020 40,900 -500 44,424 -1,699