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Ann Arbor, Michigan Job Growth

There were 194,100 jobs in Ann Arbor, Michigan in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 155,757 employed persons for the month. Ann Arbor lost 34,400 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 34,100 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ann Arbor job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 194,100 -34,400 -33,100
CPS 155,757 -34,100 -35,884

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 36,900 jobs have been lost in Ann Arbor according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 194,765 for Ann Arbor in February 2020. 39,008 jobs have been lost in Ann Arbor since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Ann Arbor, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 194,100 -34,400 155,757 -34,100
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
November 2019 229,700 1,100 193,706 196
October 2019 228,600 -1,100 193,510 239
September 2019 229,700 300 193,271 294
August 2019 229,400 400 192,977 334
July 2019 229,000 800 192,643 353
June 2019 228,200 400 192,290 351
May 2019 227,800 600 191,939 298