Department of Numbers

Michigan Job Growth

There were 4,438,400 jobs in Michigan in May 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,745,735 employed persons for the month. Michigan lost 6,400 jobs in May 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 185 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Michigan job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,438,400 -6,400 +23,400
CPS 4,745,735 +185 +45,277

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 253,100 jobs have been lost in Michigan according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,827,300 in July 2009, Michigan has gained 611,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Michigan reached a maximum of 5,003,215 in March 2000. 257,480 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 567,611 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2019

Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2019 4,438,400 -6,400 4,745,735 185
April 2019 4,444,800 -1,000 4,745,550 6,714
March 2019 4,445,800 400 4,738,836 8,040
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