Department of Numbers

Michigan Job Growth

There were 4,425,400 jobs in Michigan in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,684,396 employed persons for the month. Michigan added 11,800 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 10,023 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Michigan job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,425,400 +11,800 +57,800
CPS 4,684,396 +10,023 +28,117

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 265,400 jobs have been lost in Michigan according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,828,000 in July 2009, Michigan has gained 597,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Michigan reached a maximum of 5,003,215 in March 2000. 318,819 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 506,272 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 4,425,400 11,800 4,684,396 10,023
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
October 2017 4,379,700 3,800 4,670,149 1,728
September 2017 4,375,900 -2,300 4,668,421 2,826
August 2017 4,378,200 13,900 4,665,595 2,422
July 2017 4,364,300 -11,300 4,663,173 3,153
June 2017 4,375,600 8,000 4,660,020 3,741