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Battle Creek, Michigan Job Growth

There were 49,800 jobs in Battle Creek, Michigan in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 54,938 employed persons for the month. Battle Creek added 1,000 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 191 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Battle Creek job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 49,800 +1,000 -7,700
CPS 54,938 +191 -4,664

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 12,600 jobs have been lost in Battle Creek according to the employer survey. From a trough of 43,700 in April 2020, Battle Creek has gained 6,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 67,945 for Battle Creek in April 2000. 13,007 jobs have been lost in Battle Creek since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 44,536, Battle Creek has added 10,402 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Battle Creek, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 49,800 1,000 54,938 191
June 2020 48,800 2,800 54,747 5,196
May 2020 46,000 2,300 49,551 5,015
April 2020 43,700 -13,700 44,536 -14,151
March 2020 57,400 -200 58,687 -1,439
February 2020 57,600 0 60,126 77
January 2020 57,600 -300 60,049 -101
December 2019 57,900 -200 60,150 104
November 2019 58,100 200 60,046 122
October 2019 57,900 600 59,924 127
September 2019 57,300 -200 59,797 120
August 2019 57,500 0 59,677 75