Michigan Job Growth
There were 4,113,300 jobs in Michigan in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,475,617 employed persons for the month. Michigan lost 2,200 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 5,878 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Michigan job growth compared to other states.
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Michigan Employment Changes
The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Michigan 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 in Michigan
CES employment peaked in June 2000 for Michigan at 4,693,200. Since then 579,900 jobs have been lost in Michigan according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,397,600 in April 2020, Michigan has gained 715,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Michigan reached a maximum of 4,993,328 in March 2000. 517,711 jobs have been lost in Michigan since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 3,502,065, Michigan has added 973,552 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Michigan Employment History