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Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Michigan Job Growth

There were 2,013,600 jobs in Detroit, Michigan in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,041,336 employed persons for the month. Detroit lost 2,800 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,662 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Detroit job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,013,600 -2,800 +70,700
CPS 2,041,336 -1,662 +40,813

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 198,800 jobs have been lost in Detroit according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,515,700 in April 2020, Detroit has gained 497,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,234,239 for Detroit in April 2000. 192,903 jobs have been lost in Detroit since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,483,690, Detroit has added 557,646 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Detroit, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 2,013,600 -2,800 2,041,336 -1,662
August 2022 2,016,400 -1,500 2,042,998 -2,708
July 2022 2,017,900 22,100 2,045,706 -838
June 2022 1,995,800 6,900 2,046,544 -2,253
May 2022 1,988,900 -5,800 2,048,797 -687
April 2022 1,994,700 -200 2,049,484 5,231
March 2022 1,994,900 3,300 2,044,253 10,959
February 2022 1,991,600 500 2,033,294 9,463
January 2022 1,991,100 9,900 2,023,831 10,499
December 2021 1,981,200 6,100 2,013,332 1,040
November 2021 1,975,100 6,600 2,012,292 3,398
October 2021 1,968,500 25,600 2,008,894 8,371