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Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana Job Growth

There were 40,900 jobs in Michigan City, Indiana in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 44,878 employed persons for the month. Michigan City added 100 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 656 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Michigan City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 40,900 +100 -1,100
CPS 44,878 +656 -286

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 9,400 jobs have been lost in Michigan City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 40,800 in January 2018, Michigan City has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 52,307 for Michigan City in April 2000. 7,429 jobs have been lost in Michigan City since then according to the household survey. From a November 2017 low of 43,674, Michigan City has added 1,204 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Michigan City, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 40,900 100 44,878 656
January 2018 40,800 -500 44,222 417
December 2017 41,300 100 43,805 131
November 2017 41,200 -200 43,674 -193
October 2017 41,400 200 43,867 -475
September 2017 41,200 -200 44,342 -138
August 2017 41,400 -100 44,480 -467
July 2017 41,500 100 44,947 -232
June 2017 41,400 100 45,179 -54
May 2017 41,300 -500 45,233 -31
April 2017 41,800 0 45,264 -1
March 2017 41,800 -200 45,265 101