Department of Numbers

Bay City, Michigan Job Growth

There were 33,200 jobs in Bay City, Michigan in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 45,353 employed persons for the month. Bay City added 200 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 41 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bay City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 33,200 +200 +600
CPS 45,353 -41 -266

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 9,100 jobs have been lost in Bay City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 27,500 in April 2020, Bay City has gained 5,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,601 for Bay City in December 2000. 9,248 jobs have been lost in Bay City since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 35,919, Bay City has added 9,434 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Bay City, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 33,200 200 45,353 -41
June 2021 33,000 100 45,394 -246
May 2021 32,900 -300 45,640 -320
April 2021 33,200 0 45,960 -324
March 2021 33,200 300 46,284 -286
February 2021 32,900 500 46,570 -349
January 2021 32,400 600 46,919 844
December 2020 31,800 -700 46,075 110
November 2020 32,500 -200 45,965 99
October 2020 32,700 0 45,866 22
September 2020 32,700 -299 45,844 62
August 2020 33,000 400 45,782 163