Department of Numbers

Bay City, Michigan Job Growth

There were 35,200 jobs in Bay City, Michigan in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 48,259 employed persons for the month. Bay City lost 200 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 86 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bay City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 35,200 -200 -400
CPS 48,259 +86 +117

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 7,200 jobs have been lost in Bay City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 35,000 in November 2017, Bay City has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,914 for Bay City in April 2000. 6,655 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 470 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Bay City, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 35,200 -200 48,259 86
January 2019 35,400 0 48,173 40
December 2018 35,400 100 48,133 -68
November 2018 35,300 -100 48,201 7
October 2018 35,400 200 48,194 70
September 2018 35,200 -300 48,124 -168
August 2018 35,500 0 48,292 -103
July 2018 35,500 100 48,395 37
June 2018 35,400 100 48,358 55
May 2018 35,300 -100 48,303 54
April 2018 35,400 0 48,249 -80
March 2018 35,400 -200 48,329 187