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Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Michigan Job Growth

There were 2,031,600 jobs in Detroit, Michigan in November 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,076,422 employed persons for the month. Detroit added 600 jobs in November 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,914 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Detroit job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,031,600 +600 -6,500
CPS 2,076,422 +2,914 +30,638

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 2,211,400. Since then 179,800 jobs have been lost in Detroit according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,711,200 in June 2009, Detroit has gained 320,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,229,066 for Detroit in April 2000. 152,644 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 312,144 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2019

Detroit, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2019 2,031,600 600 2,076,422 2,914
October 2019 2,031,000 -2,400 2,073,508 6,015
September 2019 2,033,400 -300 2,067,493 3,652
August 2019 2,033,700 900 2,063,841 2,785
July 2019 2,032,800 -8,200 2,061,056 2,405
June 2019 2,041,000 2,600 2,058,651 -1,520
May 2019 2,038,400 1,200 2,060,171 -3,095
April 2019 2,037,200 -2,100 2,063,266 1,541
March 2019 2,039,300 -2,100 2,061,725 3,564
February 2019 2,041,400 -1,500 2,058,161 5,875
January 2019 2,042,900 3,100 2,052,286 6,590
December 2018 2,039,800 1,700 2,045,696 -88