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Ann Arbor, Michigan Job Growth

There were 225,300 jobs in Ann Arbor, Michigan in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 191,336 employed persons for the month. Ann Arbor lost 1,600 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 277 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ann Arbor job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 225,300 -1,600 +6,300
CPS 191,336 +277 +8,530

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 November 2019 at 230,400. Since then 5,100 jobs have been lost in Ann Arbor according to the employer survey. From a trough of 192,300 in April 2020, Ann Arbor has gained 33,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 195,174 for Ann Arbor in February 2020. 3,838 jobs have been lost in Ann Arbor since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 153,572, Ann Arbor has added 37,764 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Ann Arbor, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 225,300 -1,600 191,336 277
August 2022 226,900 -200 191,059 629
July 2022 227,100 2,400 190,430 810
June 2022 224,700 -100 189,620 593
May 2022 224,800 -1,100 189,027 1,082
April 2022 225,900 400 187,945 1,276
March 2022 225,500 -100 186,669 1,454
February 2022 225,600 1,400 185,215 900
January 2022 224,200 3,000 184,315 1,073
December 2021 221,200 200 183,242 -90
November 2021 221,000 1,500 183,332 38
October 2021 219,500 500 183,294 488