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Battle Creek, Michigan Job Growth

There were 53,200 jobs in Battle Creek, Michigan in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 56,229 employed persons for the month. Battle Creek added 300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 45 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Battle Creek job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 53,200 +300 -4,100
CPS 56,229 +45 -3,897

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 9,100 jobs have been lost in Battle Creek according to the employer survey. From a trough of 45,000 in April 2020, Battle Creek has gained 8,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 67,945 for Battle Creek in April 2000. 11,716 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 11,693 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Battle Creek, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 53,200 300 56,229 45
January 2021 52,900 300 56,184 1,064
December 2020 52,600 -600 55,120 -1,519
November 2020 53,200 300 56,639 128
October 2020 52,900 200 56,511 231
September 2020 52,700 600 56,280 183
August 2020 52,100 200 56,097 1,174
July 2020 51,900 1,700 54,923 176
June 2020 50,200 3,900 54,747 5,196
May 2020 46,300 1,300 49,551 5,015
April 2020 45,000 -12,100 44,536 -14,151
March 2020 57,100 -200 58,687 -1,439