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Battle Creek, Michigan Job Growth

There were 54,900 jobs in Battle Creek, Michigan in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 57,322 employed persons for the month. Battle Creek lost 100 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 64 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Battle Creek job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 54,900 -100 +1,200
CPS 57,322 +64 +1,769

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 February 2003 at 62,300. Since then 7,400 jobs have been lost in Battle Creek according to the employer survey. From a trough of 45,300 in April 2020, Battle Creek has gained 9,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 67,707 for Battle Creek in March 2001. 10,385 jobs have been lost in Battle Creek since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 45,835, Battle Creek has added 11,487 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Battle Creek, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 54,900 -100 57,322 64
August 2022 55,000 200 57,258 101
July 2022 54,800 300 57,157 171
June 2022 54,500 -200 56,986 96
May 2022 54,700 -500 56,890 290
April 2022 55,200 500 56,600 282
March 2022 54,700 0 56,318 291
February 2022 54,700 400 56,027 105
January 2022 54,300 400 55,922 182
December 2021 53,900 -100 55,740 -14
November 2021 54,000 300 55,754 37
October 2021 53,700 0 55,717 164