Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Michigan Job Growth
There were 1,892,400 jobs in Detroit, Michigan in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,935,022 employed persons for the month. Detroit lost 2,800 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 6,105 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Detroit job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 320,000 jobs have been lost in Detroit according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,515,800 in April 2020, Detroit has gained 376,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,234,239 for Detroit in April 2000. 299,217 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 467,664 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Detroit, Michigan Employment History