Department of Numbers

Michigan Job Growth

There were 4,325,600 jobs in Michigan in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,624,136 employed persons for the month. Michigan lost 1,600 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 19,549 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Michigan job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,325,600 -1,600 +171,800
CPS 4,624,136 +19,549 +158,769

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 368,500 jobs have been lost in Michigan according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,399,400 in April 2020, Michigan has gained 926,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Michigan reached a maximum of 4,993,328 in March 2000. 369,192 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 1,099,300 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 4,325,600 -1,600 4,624,136 19,549
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
September 2021 4,223,100 1,500 4,521,171 15,811
August 2021 4,221,600 5,000 4,505,360 13,213
July 2021 4,216,600 36,400 4,492,147 10,531
June 2021 4,180,200 20,099 4,481,616 7,960
May 2021 4,160,100 6,300 4,473,656 8,289