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Battle Creek, Michigan Job Growth

There were 58,700 jobs in Battle Creek, Michigan in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 60,724 employed persons for the month. Battle Creek lost 0 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 177 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Battle Creek job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 58,700 0 +700
CPS 60,724 +177 +547

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 3,700 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 4,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 68,034 for Battle Creek in April 2000. 7,310 jobs have been lost in Battle Creek since then according to the household survey. From a February 2012 low of 56,652, Battle Creek has added 4,072 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Battle Creek, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 58,700 0 60,724 177
September 2018 58,700 100 60,547 43
August 2018 58,600 100 60,504 -230
July 2018 58,500 0 60,734 -35
June 2018 58,500 100 60,769 41
May 2018 58,400 0 60,728 177
April 2018 58,400 -300 60,551 -45
March 2018 58,700 100 60,596 267
February 2018 58,600 0 60,329 158
January 2018 58,600 300 60,171 55
December 2017 58,300 100 60,116 -15
November 2017 58,200 200 60,131 -46