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Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Michigan Job Growth

There were 2,015,900 jobs in Detroit, Michigan in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,019,773 employed persons for the month. Detroit added 3,500 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,308 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Detroit job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,015,900 +3,500 +18,600
CPS 2,019,773 -2,308 +17,063

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Detroit, Michigan Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Detroit 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 Detroit, Michigan

CES employment for Detroit peaked in April 2000 at 2,214,400. Since then 198,500 jobs have been lost in Detroit according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,715,000 in June 2009, Detroit has gained 300,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,229,066 for Detroit in April 2000. 209,293 jobs have been lost in Detroit since then according to the household survey. From a December 2010 low of 1,764,278, Detroit has added 255,495 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Detroit, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 2,015,900 3,500 2,019,773 -2,308
January 2018 2,012,400 -1,300 2,022,081 -3,971
December 2017 2,013,700 2,900 2,026,052 -300
November 2017 2,010,800 3,400 2,026,352 -262
October 2017 2,007,400 -2,400 2,026,614 744
September 2017 2,009,800 -1,600 2,025,870 1,356
August 2017 2,011,400 5,300 2,024,514 1,521
July 2017 2,006,100 -1,400 2,022,993 2,403
June 2017 2,007,500 3,700 2,020,590 3,229
May 2017 2,003,800 1,100 2,017,361 4,259
April 2017 2,002,700 3,100 2,013,102 4,965
March 2017 1,999,600 2,300 2,008,137 5,427