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Ann Arbor, Michigan Job Growth

There were 225,100 jobs in Ann Arbor, Michigan in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 190,051 employed persons for the month. Ann Arbor lost 500 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 18 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ann Arbor job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 225,100 -500 +4,000
CPS 190,051 +18 +2,801

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 September 2018 at 225,600. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Ann Arbor according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 190,257 for Ann Arbor in July 2018. 206 jobs have been lost in Ann Arbor since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 190,033, Ann Arbor has added 18 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Ann Arbor, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 225,100 -500 190,051 18
September 2018 225,600 800 190,033 -158
August 2018 224,800 1,800 190,191 -66
July 2018 223,000 100 190,257 610
June 2018 222,900 1,100 189,647 582
May 2018 221,800 -1,500 189,065 497
April 2018 223,300 0 188,568 49
March 2018 223,300 800 188,519 1,297
February 2018 222,500 1,000 187,222 341
January 2018 221,500 -600 186,881 -120
December 2017 222,100 1,000 187,001 -14
November 2017 221,100 0 187,015 -235