Department of Numbers

Bay City, Michigan Job Growth

There were 28,400 jobs in Bay City, Michigan in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 39,846 employed persons for the month. Bay City added 700 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,138 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bay City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 28,400 +700 -6,600
CPS 39,846 +3,138 -7,888

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 14,000 jobs have been lost in Bay City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 27,700 in April 2020, Bay City has gained 700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,826 for Bay City in April 2000. 14,980 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 3,138 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

Bay City, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 28,400 700 39,846 3,138
April 2020 27,700 -6,200 36,708 -9,687
March 2020 33,900 -400 46,395 -1,293
February 2020 34,300 -100 47,688 80
January 2020 34,400 0 47,608 42
December 2019 34,400 -500 47,566 -22
November 2019 34,900 0 47,588 -25
October 2019 34,900 -100 47,613 -24
September 2019 35,000 -100 47,637 -19
August 2019 35,100 -100 47,656 -16
July 2019 35,200 200 47,672 -25
June 2019 35,000 0 47,697 -37