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Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana Job Growth

There were 39,700 jobs in Michigan City, Indiana in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 44,244 employed persons for the month. Michigan City lost 0 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 98 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Michigan City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 39,700 0 +1,100
CPS 44,244 -98 +2,216

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 10,600 jobs have been lost in Michigan City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 36,200 in April 2020, Michigan City has gained 3,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 52,142 for Michigan City in April 2000. 7,898 jobs have been lost in Michigan City since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 37,994, Michigan City has added 6,250 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Michigan City, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 39,700 0 44,244 -98
June 2021 39,700 -100 44,342 -20
May 2021 39,800 -300 44,362 -143
April 2021 40,100 100 44,505 -89
March 2021 40,000 200 44,594 -23
February 2021 39,800 0 44,617 109
January 2021 39,800 100 44,508 302
December 2020 39,700 200 44,206 169
November 2020 39,500 100 44,037 269
October 2020 39,400 300 43,768 430
September 2020 39,100 200 43,338 574
August 2020 38,900 300 42,764 736