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Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Michigan Job Growth

There were 1,960,200 jobs in Detroit, Michigan in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,956,624 employed persons for the month. Detroit added 4,700 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 11,271 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Detroit job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,960,200 +4,700 +76,900
CPS 1,956,624 +11,271 +49,602

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 June 2000 at 2,212,400. Since then 252,200 jobs have been lost in Detroit according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,515,800 in April 2020, Detroit has gained 444,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,234,239 for Detroit in April 2000. 277,615 jobs have been lost in Detroit since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,467,358, Detroit has added 489,266 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Detroit, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 1,960,200 4,700 1,956,624 11,271
October 2021 1,955,500 25,000 1,945,353 5,627
September 2021 1,930,500 1,400 1,939,726 -13,751
August 2021 1,929,100 17,000 1,953,477 8,557
July 2021 1,912,100 12,200 1,944,920 3,015
June 2021 1,899,900 9,000 1,941,905 6,739
May 2021 1,890,900 -4,300 1,935,166 6,249
April 2021 1,895,200 -5,200 1,928,917 5,370
March 2021 1,900,400 5,400 1,923,547 11,831
February 2021 1,895,000 23,500 1,911,716 -7,065
January 2021 1,871,500 18,200 1,918,781 13,635
December 2020 1,853,300 -30,000 1,905,146 -1,876