Department of Numbers

Bay City, Michigan Job Growth

There were 33,100 jobs in Bay City, Michigan in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 45,611 employed persons for the month. Bay City added 700 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 20 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bay City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 33,100 +700 -2,100
CPS 45,611 -20 -2,077

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 9,200 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 5,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,826 for Bay City in April 2000. 9,215 jobs have been lost in Bay City since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 36,708, Bay City has added 8,903 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Bay City, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 33,100 700 45,611 -20
January 2021 32,400 600 45,631 2,521
December 2020 31,800 -700 43,110 -1,375
November 2020 32,500 -200 44,485 -543
October 2020 32,700 0 45,028 38
September 2020 32,700 -299 44,990 -21
August 2020 33,000 400 45,011 512
July 2020 32,600 1,000 44,499 549
June 2020 31,600 2,100 43,950 3,718
May 2020 29,500 2,000 40,232 3,524
April 2020 27,500 -7,600 36,708 -9,687
March 2020 35,100 -100 46,395 -1,293