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Battle Creek, Michigan Job Growth

There were 58,500 jobs in Battle Creek, Michigan in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 60,448 employed persons for the month. Battle Creek lost 100 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 24 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Battle Creek job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 58,500 -100 -600
CPS 60,448 -24 -1,508

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 3,900 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 4,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 68,034 for Battle Creek in April 2000. 7,586 jobs have been lost in Battle Creek since then according to the household survey. From a February 2012 low of 56,625, Battle Creek has added 3,823 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Battle Creek, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 58,500 -100 60,448 -24
January 2018 58,600 300 60,472 -631
December 2017 58,300 100 61,103 -174
November 2017 58,200 200 61,277 -104
October 2017 58,000 -100 61,381 -336
September 2017 58,100 -300 61,717 72
August 2017 58,400 -400 61,645 -180
July 2017 58,800 300 61,825 -93
June 2017 58,500 -200 61,918 -5
May 2017 58,700 -200 61,923 -185
April 2017 58,900 -200 62,108 134
March 2017 59,100 0 61,974 18