Department of Numbers

Bay City, Michigan Job Growth

There were 34,700 jobs in Bay City, Michigan in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 46,442 employed persons for the month. Bay City lost 100 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 49 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bay City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 34,700 -100 +600
CPS 46,442 +49 +1,140

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Bay City, Michigan Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Bay City 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 Bay City, Michigan

CES employment for Bay City peaked in April 2000 at 42,300. Since then 7,600 jobs have been lost in Bay City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 27,600 in April 2020, Bay City has gained 7,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,601 for Bay City in December 2000. 8,159 jobs have been lost in Bay City since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 35,813, Bay City has added 10,629 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Bay City, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 34,700 -100 46,442 49
August 2022 34,800 0 46,393 35
July 2022 34,800 200 46,358 97
June 2022 34,600 -400 46,261 38
May 2022 35,000 0 46,223 206
April 2022 35,000 0 46,017 161
March 2022 35,000 200 45,856 236
February 2022 34,800 600 45,620 99
January 2022 34,200 -300 45,521 113
December 2021 34,500 0 45,408 1
November 2021 34,500 100 45,407 24
October 2021 34,400 300 45,383 81