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Battle Creek, Michigan Job Growth

There were 58,300 jobs in Battle Creek, Michigan in April 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 60,763 employed persons for the month. Battle Creek lost 100 jobs in April 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 63 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Battle Creek job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 58,300 -100 0
CPS 60,763 +63 +470

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 4,100 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 4,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 67,945 for Battle Creek in April 2000. 7,182 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 4,100 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2019

Battle Creek, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2019 58,300 -100 60,763 63
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
October 2018 58,400 500 60,197 70
September 2018 57,900 100 60,127 41
August 2018 57,800 -100 60,086 -21
July 2018 57,900 -400 60,107 -62
June 2018 58,300 0 60,169 -78
May 2018 58,300 0 60,247 -46