Department of Numbers

Michigan Job Growth

There were 4,441,500 jobs in Michigan in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,700,296 employed persons for the month. Michigan added 3,500 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,981 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Michigan job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,441,500 +3,500 +61,800
CPS 4,700,296 +1,981 +30,147

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 April 2000 for Michigan at 4,690,800. Since then 249,300 jobs have been lost in Michigan according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,828,000 in July 2009, Michigan has gained 613,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Michigan reached a maximum of 5,003,215 in March 2000. 302,919 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 522,172 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 4,441,500 3,500 4,700,296 1,981
September 2018 4,438,000 1,000 4,698,315 1,630
August 2018 4,437,000 7,900 4,696,685 -1,215
July 2018 4,429,100 -600 4,697,900 5,439
June 2018 4,429,700 7,900 4,692,461 8,014
May 2018 4,421,800 8,200 4,684,447 10,074
April 2018 4,413,600 -10,000 4,674,373 6,028
March 2018 4,423,600 9,300 4,668,345 3,535
February 2018 4,414,300 16,300 4,664,810 -569
January 2018 4,398,000 3,200 4,665,379 -3,889
December 2017 4,394,800 5,500 4,669,268 -566
November 2017 4,389,300 9,600 4,669,834 -315