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Ann Arbor, Michigan Job Growth

There were 223,100 jobs in Ann Arbor, Michigan in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 189,876 employed persons for the month. Ann Arbor lost 300 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 418 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ann Arbor job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 223,100 -300 +200
CPS 189,876 +418 +2,654

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 August 2018 at 225,200. Since then 2,100 jobs have been lost in Ann Arbor according to the employer survey. From a trough of 222,500 in October 2018, Ann Arbor has gained 600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 190,257 for Ann Arbor in July 2018. 381 jobs have been lost in Ann Arbor since then according to the household survey. From a December 2018 low of 189,180, Ann Arbor has added 696 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Ann Arbor, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 223,100 -300 189,876 418
January 2019 223,400 -700 189,458 278
December 2018 224,100 1,000 189,180 -481
November 2018 223,100 600 189,661 -466
October 2018 222,500 -1,400 190,127 94
September 2018 223,900 -1,300 190,033 -158
August 2018 225,200 1,200 190,191 -66
July 2018 224,000 0 190,257 610
June 2018 224,000 1,800 189,647 582
May 2018 222,200 -700 189,065 497
April 2018 222,900 -500 188,568 49
March 2018 223,400 500 188,519 1,297