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Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana Job Growth

There were 41,100 jobs in Michigan City, Indiana in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 45,964 employed persons for the month. Michigan City lost 0 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 78 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Michigan City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 41,100 0 -700
CPS 45,964 +78 +511

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 41,100 in October 2018, Michigan City has gained 0 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 52,307 for Michigan City in April 2000. 6,343 jobs have been lost in Michigan City since then according to the household survey. From a March 2013 low of 44,205, Michigan City has added 1,759 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Michigan City, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 41,100 0 45,964 78
January 2019 41,100 -200 45,886 500
December 2018 41,300 0 45,386 81
November 2018 41,300 200 45,305 -7
October 2018 41,100 -100 45,312 -80
September 2018 41,200 -400 45,392 -9
August 2018 41,600 -300 45,401 -246
July 2018 41,900 100 45,647 200
June 2018 41,800 -100 45,447 -450
May 2018 41,900 500 45,897 83
April 2018 41,400 -400 45,814 6
March 2018 41,800 0 45,808 355