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Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana Job Growth

There were 41,100 jobs in Michigan City, Indiana in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 45,256 employed persons for the month. Michigan City added 100 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 67 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Michigan City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 41,100 +100 -500
CPS 45,256 -67 -600

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 9,200 jobs have been lost in Michigan City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 40,900 in May 2019, Michigan City has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 52,147 for Michigan City in April 2000. 6,891 jobs have been lost in Michigan City since then according to the household survey. From a March 2013 low of 44,272, Michigan City has added 984 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Michigan City, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 41,100 100 45,256 -67
July 2019 41,000 -100 45,323 -176
June 2019 41,100 200 45,499 -163
May 2019 40,900 -200 45,662 -164
April 2019 41,100 0 45,826 -53
March 2019 41,100 -200 45,879 13
February 2019 41,300 200 45,866 34
January 2019 41,100 -200 45,832 21
December 2018 41,300 0 45,811 22
November 2018 41,300 200 45,789 23
October 2018 41,100 -100 45,766 -22
September 2018 41,200 -400 45,788 -68