Department of Numbers

Michigan Job Growth

There were 4,358,200 jobs in Michigan in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,660,158 employed persons for the month. Michigan added 300 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,990 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Michigan job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,358,200 +300 +135,100
CPS 4,660,158 +1,990 +138,987

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 4,694,100. Since then 335,900 jobs have been lost in Michigan according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,399,400 in April 2020, Michigan has gained 958,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Michigan reached a maximum of 4,993,328 in March 2000. 333,170 jobs have been lost in Michigan since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 3,524,836, Michigan has added 1,135,322 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 4,358,200 300 4,660,158 1,990
August 2022 4,357,900 5,200 4,658,168 988
July 2022 4,352,700 28,900 4,657,180 8,278
June 2022 4,323,800 6,800 4,648,902 6,570
May 2022 4,317,000 -9,100 4,642,332 17,970
April 2022 4,326,100 -1,100 4,624,362 19,775
March 2022 4,327,200 11,800 4,604,587 28,317
February 2022 4,315,400 12,400 4,576,270 14,711
January 2022 4,303,000 14,000 4,561,559 18,842
December 2021 4,289,000 14,700 4,542,717 1,576
November 2021 4,274,300 17,200 4,541,141 5,719
October 2021 4,257,100 34,000 4,535,422 14,251