Department of Numbers

Bay City, Michigan Job Growth

There were 35,600 jobs in Bay City, Michigan in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 48,198 employed persons for the month. Bay City lost 100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 74 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bay City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 35,600 -100 -100
CPS 48,198 +74 +180

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 6,800 jobs have been lost in Bay City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 35,200 in May 2017, Bay City has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,914 for Bay City in April 2000. 6,716 jobs have been lost in Bay City since then according to the household survey. From a May 2011 low of 47,789, Bay City has added 409 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Bay City, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 35,600 -100 48,198 74
September 2018 35,700 0 48,124 -168
August 2018 35,700 0 48,292 -103
July 2018 35,700 0 48,395 37
June 2018 35,700 200 48,358 55
May 2018 35,500 -200 48,303 54
April 2018 35,700 0 48,249 -80
March 2018 35,700 100 48,329 187
February 2018 35,600 100 48,142 128
January 2018 35,500 0 48,014 105
December 2017 35,500 -200 47,909 -48
November 2017 35,700 0 47,957 -61