Department of Numbers

Flint, Michigan Job Growth

There were 129,300 jobs in Flint, Michigan in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 165,483 employed persons for the month. Flint lost 399 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,651 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Flint job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 129,300 -399 -13,499
CPS 165,483 -1,651 -9,613

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Flint, Michigan Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Flint 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 Flint, Michigan

CES employment for Flint peaked in July 2000 at 167,600. Since then 38,299 jobs have been lost in Flint according to the employer survey. From a trough of 106,500 in April 2020, Flint has gained 22,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 208,078 for Flint in January 2001. 42,595 jobs have been lost in Flint since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 127,430, Flint has added 38,053 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Flint, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 129,300 -399 165,483 -1,651
October 2020 129,699 199 167,134 717
September 2020 129,500 1,400 166,417 643
August 2020 128,100 1,100 165,774 1,199
July 2020 127,000 3,000 164,575 2,965
June 2020 124,000 11,100 161,610 18,784
May 2020 112,900 6,400 142,826 15,396
April 2020 106,500 -35,700 127,430 -44,001
March 2020 142,200 -1,300 171,431 -4,184
February 2020 143,500 900 175,615 294
January 2020 142,600 -400 175,321 130
December 2019 143,000 200 175,191 95