Department of Numbers

Ann Arbor, Michigan Job Growth

There were 216,000 jobs in Ann Arbor, Michigan in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 179,238 employed persons for the month. Ann Arbor added 1,200 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 674 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ann Arbor job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 216,000 +1,200 +7,800
CPS 179,238 +674 -2,049

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Ann Arbor, Michigan Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Ann Arbor 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 for Ann Arbor, Michigan

CES employment for Ann Arbor peaked in December 2019 at 230,400. Since then 14,400 jobs have been lost in Ann Arbor according to the employer survey. From a trough of 191,600 in April 2020, Ann Arbor has gained 24,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 195,107 for Ann Arbor in March 2020. 15,869 jobs have been lost in Ann Arbor since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 153,660, Ann Arbor has added 25,578 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Ann Arbor, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 216,000 1,200 179,238 674
October 2021 214,800 700 178,564 640
September 2021 214,100 -1,300 177,924 -4,196
August 2021 215,400 400 182,120 722
July 2021 215,000 2,100 181,398 652
June 2021 212,900 500 180,746 157
May 2021 212,400 2,700 180,589 14
April 2021 209,700 -300 180,575 -31
March 2021 210,000 -700 180,606 70
February 2021 210,700 1,900 180,536 17
January 2021 208,800 3,300 180,519 -181
December 2020 205,500 -2,700 180,700 -587