Department of Numbers

Flint, Michigan Job Growth

There were 140,400 jobs in Flint, Michigan in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 171,067 employed persons for the month. Flint added 500 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 646 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Flint job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 140,400 +500 +600
CPS 171,067 +646 -1,914

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 168,000. Since then 27,600 jobs have been lost in Flint according to the employer survey. From a trough of 132,300 in December 2009, Flint has gained 8,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 208,197 for Flint in January 2001. 37,130 jobs have been lost in Flint since then according to the household survey. From a May 2011 low of 160,781, Flint has added 10,286 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Flint, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 140,400 500 171,067 646
January 2018 139,900 -400 170,421 877
December 2017 140,300 200 169,544 -1,359
November 2017 140,100 -900 170,903 -724
October 2017 141,000 -200 171,627 -1,721
September 2017 141,200 -800 173,348 -452
August 2017 142,000 500 173,800 -465
July 2017 141,500 200 174,265 528
June 2017 141,300 400 173,737 275
May 2017 140,900 0 173,462 63
April 2017 140,900 800 173,399 440
March 2017 140,100 300 172,959 -22