Department of Numbers

Flint, Michigan Job Growth

There were 143,800 jobs in Flint, Michigan in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 175,279 employed persons for the month. Flint added 1,100 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 376 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Flint job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 143,800 +1,100 +2,700
CPS 175,279 +376 +2,150

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 23,800 jobs have been lost in Flint according to the employer survey. From a trough of 131,800 in August 2010, Flint has gained 12,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 208,078 for Flint in January 2001. 32,799 jobs have been lost in Flint since then according to the household survey. From a May 2011 low of 160,833, Flint has added 14,446 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Flint, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 143,800 1,100 175,279 376
June 2019 142,700 3,100 174,903 418
May 2019 139,600 -3,300 174,485 -252
April 2019 142,900 300 174,737 713
March 2019 142,600 500 174,024 424
February 2019 142,100 100 173,600 420
January 2019 142,000 600 173,180 318
December 2018 141,400 100 172,862 2
November 2018 141,300 100 172,860 -46
October 2018 141,200 -300 172,906 -101
September 2018 141,500 0 173,007 -83
August 2018 141,500 400 173,090 -39