Department of Numbers

Bay City, Michigan Job Growth

There were 34,900 jobs in Bay City, Michigan in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 47,988 employed persons for the month. Bay City lost 400 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 55 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bay City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 34,900 -400 -600
CPS 47,988 -55 +88

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 42,400. Since then 7,500 jobs have been lost in Bay City according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,826 for Bay City in April 2000. 6,838 jobs have been lost in Bay City since then according to the household survey. From a December 2017 low of 47,807, Bay City has added 181 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Bay City, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 34,900 -400 47,988 -55
July 2019 35,300 0 48,043 -25
June 2019 35,300 100 48,068 2
May 2019 35,200 0 48,066 -8
April 2019 35,200 100 48,074 49
March 2019 35,100 -200 48,025 9
February 2019 35,300 -100 48,016 83
January 2019 35,400 0 47,933 57
December 2018 35,400 100 47,876 14
November 2018 35,300 -100 47,862 11
October 2018 35,400 200 47,851 -12
September 2018 35,200 -300 47,863 -37