Department of Numbers

Michigan Job Growth

There were 4,023,800 jobs in Michigan in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,580,952 employed persons for the month. Michigan lost 10,700 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 13,688 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Michigan job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,023,800 -10,700 -418,800
CPS 4,580,952 -13,688 -170,010

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 667,700 jobs have been lost in Michigan according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,401,100 in April 2020, Michigan has gained 622,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Michigan reached a maximum of 5,003,215 in March 2000. 422,263 jobs have been lost in Michigan since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 3,489,020, Michigan has added 1,091,932 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 4,023,800 -10,700 4,580,952 -13,688
October 2020 4,034,500 17,000 4,594,640 168,666
September 2020 4,017,500 22,800 4,425,974 -62,861
August 2020 3,994,700 55,000 4,488,835 93,582
July 2020 3,939,700 101,500 4,395,253 190,595
June 2020 3,838,200 266,300 4,204,658 454,863
May 2020 3,571,900 170,800 3,749,795 260,775
April 2020 3,401,100 -1,021,700 3,489,020 -1,204,657
March 2020 4,422,800 -38,700 4,693,677 -76,191
February 2020 4,461,500 10,900 4,769,868 10,353
January 2020 4,450,600 1,300 4,759,515 9,427
December 2019 4,449,300 6,700 4,750,088 -874