Department of Numbers

Michigan Job Growth

There were 4,443,100 jobs in Michigan in March 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,738,357 employed persons for the month. Michigan lost 2,300 jobs in March 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 7,561 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Michigan job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,443,100 -2,300 +25,600
CPS 4,738,357 +7,561 +47,225

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 4,691,500. Since then 248,400 jobs have been lost in Michigan according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,827,300 in July 2009, Michigan has gained 615,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Michigan reached a maximum of 5,003,215 in March 2000. 264,858 jobs have been lost in Michigan since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 4,178,124, Michigan has added 560,233 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2019

Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2019 4,443,100 -2,300 4,738,357 7,561
February 2019 4,445,400 1,500 4,730,796 12,949
January 2019 4,443,900 11,700 4,717,847 11,081
December 2018 4,432,200 3,300 4,706,766 201
November 2018 4,428,900 2,200 4,706,565 594
October 2018 4,426,700 7,700 4,705,971 1,776
September 2018 4,419,000 -12,400 4,704,195 1,560
August 2018 4,431,400 8,900 4,702,635 319
July 2018 4,422,500 -5,500 4,702,316 577
June 2018 4,428,000 13,000 4,701,739 1,281
May 2018 4,415,000 4,400 4,700,458 3,329
April 2018 4,410,600 -6,900 4,697,129 5,997