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Ann Arbor, Michigan Job Growth

There were 216,200 jobs in Ann Arbor, Michigan in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 189,914 employed persons for the month. Ann Arbor lost 1,100 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,034 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ann Arbor job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 216,200 -1,100 -13,500
CPS 189,914 -2,034 -3,792

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 February 2020 at 231,000. Since then 14,800 jobs have been lost in Ann Arbor according to the employer survey. From a trough of 193,700 in April 2020, Ann Arbor has gained 22,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 194,765 for Ann Arbor in February 2020. 4,851 jobs have been lost in Ann Arbor since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 156,141, Ann Arbor has added 33,773 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Ann Arbor, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 216,200 -1,100 189,914 -2,034
October 2020 217,300 -400 191,948 327
September 2020 217,700 -1,300 191,621 -2,036
August 2020 219,000 2,700 193,657 3,557
July 2020 216,300 6,200 190,100 3,118
June 2020 210,100 11,000 186,982 17,005
May 2020 199,100 5,400 169,977 13,836
April 2020 193,700 -34,800 156,141 -33,716
March 2020 228,500 -2,500 189,857 -4,908
February 2020 231,000 700 194,765 736
January 2020 230,300 400 194,029 136
December 2019 229,900 200 193,893 187