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Battle Creek, Michigan Job Growth

There were 53,000 jobs in Battle Creek, Michigan in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 56,399 employed persons for the month. Battle Creek lost 200 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 258 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Battle Creek job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 53,000 -200 +6,700
CPS 56,399 -258 +7,033

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 9,300 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 8,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 67,707 for Battle Creek in March 2001. 11,308 jobs have been lost in Battle Creek since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 45,446, Battle Creek has added 10,953 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Battle Creek, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 53,000 -200 56,399 -258
April 2021 53,200 -100 56,657 -246
March 2021 53,300 100 56,903 -184
February 2021 53,200 300 57,087 -237
January 2021 52,900 300 57,324 -92
December 2020 52,600 -600 57,416 212
November 2020 53,200 300 57,204 238
October 2020 52,900 200 56,966 175
September 2020 52,700 600 56,791 238
August 2020 52,100 200 56,553 401
July 2020 51,900 1,700 56,152 712
June 2020 50,200 3,900 55,440 6,074