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Battle Creek, Michigan Job Growth

There were 57,900 jobs in Battle Creek, Michigan in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 60,127 employed persons for the month. Battle Creek lost 0 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 127 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Battle Creek job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 57,900 0 -500
CPS 60,127 -127 -70

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 4,500 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 4,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 67,945 for Battle Creek in April 2000. 7,818 jobs have been lost in Battle Creek since then according to the household survey. From a April 2012 low of 56,663, Battle Creek has added 3,464 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Battle Creek, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 57,900 0 60,127 -127
September 2019 57,900 300 60,254 -180
August 2019 57,600 -300 60,434 -142
July 2019 57,900 -300 60,576 -178
June 2019 58,200 -100 60,754 -31
May 2019 58,300 -100 60,785 27
April 2019 58,400 0 60,758 58
March 2019 58,400 -500 60,700 90
February 2019 58,900 100 60,610 214
January 2019 58,800 100 60,396 146
December 2018 58,700 200 60,250 13
November 2018 58,500 100 60,237 40