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Battle Creek, Michigan Job Growth

There were 59,000 jobs in Battle Creek, Michigan in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 61,093 employed persons for the month. Battle Creek added 200 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 331 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Battle Creek job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 59,000 +200 +700
CPS 61,093 +331 +764

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Battle Creek, Michigan Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Battle Creek 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 Battle Creek, Michigan

CES employment for Battle Creek peaked in January 2003 at 62,400. Since then 3,400 jobs have been lost in Battle Creek according to the employer survey. From a trough of 53,900 in July 2009, Battle Creek has gained 5,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 68,034 for Battle Creek in April 2000. 6,941 jobs have been lost in Battle Creek since then according to the household survey. From a February 2012 low of 56,652, Battle Creek has added 4,441 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Battle Creek, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 59,000 200 61,093 331
January 2019 58,800 100 60,762 66
December 2018 58,700 200 60,696 -65
November 2018 58,500 100 60,761 58
October 2018 58,400 500 60,703 156
September 2018 57,900 100 60,547 43
August 2018 57,800 -100 60,504 -230
July 2018 57,900 -400 60,734 -35
June 2018 58,300 0 60,769 41
May 2018 58,300 0 60,728 177
April 2018 58,300 0 60,551 -45
March 2018 58,300 0 60,596 267