Department of Numbers

Flint, Michigan Job Growth

There were 107,300 jobs in Flint, Michigan in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 127,143 employed persons for the month. Flint lost 34,900 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 44,288 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Flint job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 107,300 -34,900 -34,500
CPS 127,143 -44,288 -46,374

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 60,300 jobs have been lost in Flint according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 208,078 for Flint in January 2001. 80,935 jobs have been lost in Flint since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Flint, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 107,300 -34,900 127,143 -44,288
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
November 2019 142,800 7,400 175,096 111
October 2019 135,400 -7,000 174,985 142
September 2019 142,400 -900 174,843 201
August 2019 143,300 600 174,642 287
July 2019 142,700 1,400 174,355 323
June 2019 141,300 3,300 174,032 301
May 2019 138,000 -3,800 173,731 214