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Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana Job Growth

There were 41,000 jobs in Michigan City, Indiana in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 45,312 employed persons for the month. Michigan City lost 100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 80 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Michigan City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 41,000 -100 -400
CPS 45,312 -80 +22

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 9,300 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 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 52,307 for Michigan City in April 2000. 6,995 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 1,107 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Michigan City, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 41,000 -100 45,312 -80
September 2018 41,100 0 45,392 -9
August 2018 41,100 0 45,401 -246
July 2018 41,100 200 45,647 200
June 2018 40,900 -700 45,447 -450
May 2018 41,600 100 45,897 83
April 2018 41,500 100 45,814 6
March 2018 41,400 -200 45,808 355
February 2018 41,600 800 45,453 855
January 2018 40,800 -500 44,598 -578
December 2017 41,300 100 45,176 -43
November 2017 41,200 -200 45,219 -71