Department of Numbers

Michigan Job Growth

There were 4,240,500 jobs in Michigan in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,478,264 employed persons for the month. Michigan added 17,300 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 11,167 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Michigan job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,240,500 +17,300 +144,800
CPS 4,478,264 +11,167 +19,285

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 4,693,200. Since then 452,700 jobs have been lost in Michigan according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,397,600 in April 2020, Michigan has gained 842,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Michigan reached a maximum of 4,993,328 in March 2000. 515,064 jobs have been lost in Michigan since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 3,502,065, Michigan has added 976,199 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 4,240,500 17,300 4,478,264 11,167
October 2021 4,223,200 36,800 4,467,097 6,061
September 2021 4,186,399 13,500 4,461,036 -41,099
August 2021 4,172,899 5,599 4,502,135 14,393
July 2021 4,167,300 32,699 4,487,742 3,307
June 2021 4,134,600 17,200 4,484,435 8,402
May 2021 4,117,399 1,899 4,476,033 6,294
April 2021 4,115,500 -18,100 4,469,739 5,295
March 2021 4,133,600 16,200 4,464,444 12,606
February 2021 4,117,399 60,299 4,451,838 -13,947
January 2021 4,057,100 29,200 4,465,785 10,802
December 2020 4,027,900 -67,800 4,454,983 -3,996