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Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Michigan Job Growth

There were 2,029,100 jobs in Detroit, Michigan in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,029,498 employed persons for the month. Detroit added 5,100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,191 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Detroit job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,029,100 +5,100 +21,700
CPS 2,029,498 +2,191 +2,884

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 185,300 jobs have been lost in Detroit according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,715,000 in June 2009, Detroit has gained 314,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,229,066 for Detroit in April 2000. 199,568 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 265,220 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Detroit, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 2,029,100 5,100 2,029,498 2,191
September 2018 2,024,000 -2,100 2,027,307 1,894
August 2018 2,026,100 800 2,025,413 -895
July 2018 2,025,300 3,700 2,026,308 733
June 2018 2,021,600 3,400 2,025,575 2,996
May 2018 2,018,200 -800 2,022,579 2,882
April 2018 2,019,000 -2,800 2,019,697 879
March 2018 2,021,800 4,900 2,018,818 -906
February 2018 2,016,900 4,500 2,019,724 -2,357
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