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Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana Job Growth

There were 38,000 jobs in Michigan City, Indiana in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 40,496 employed persons for the month. Michigan City added 900 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,724 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Michigan City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 38,000 +900 -4,100
CPS 40,496 +2,724 -5,395

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 12,300 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 900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 52,147 for Michigan City in April 2000. 11,651 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 2,724 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

Michigan City, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 38,000 900 40,496 2,724
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
November 2019 41,700 -200 46,051 40
October 2019 41,900 100 46,011 52
September 2019 41,800 -100 45,959 63
August 2019 41,900 100 45,896 55
July 2019 41,800 200 45,841 7
June 2019 41,600 -500 45,834 -57