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Ann Arbor, Michigan Job Growth

There were 210,600 jobs in Ann Arbor, Michigan in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 180,491 employed persons for the month. Ann Arbor added 1,800 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 44 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ann Arbor job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 210,600 +1,800 -19,800
CPS 180,491 +44 -14,274

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 19,800 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 19,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 194,765 for Ann Arbor in February 2020. 14,274 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 24,350 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Ann Arbor, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 210,600 1,800 180,491 44
January 2021 208,800 3,300 180,447 -2,679
December 2020 205,500 -2,700 183,126 -5,759
November 2020 208,200 -1,100 188,885 -3,063
October 2020 209,300 -500 191,948 327
September 2020 209,800 0 191,621 -2,036
August 2020 209,800 3,300 193,657 3,557
July 2020 206,500 4,700 190,100 3,118
June 2020 201,800 5,500 186,982 17,005
May 2020 196,300 4,700 169,977 13,836
April 2020 191,600 -38,100 156,141 -33,716
March 2020 229,700 -700 189,857 -4,908