Department of Numbers

Flint, Michigan Job Growth

There were 141,400 jobs in Flint, Michigan in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 173,200 employed persons for the month. Flint lost 100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 768 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Flint job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 141,400 -100 +400
CPS 173,200 -768 +693

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 26,600 jobs have been lost in Flint according to the employer survey. From a trough of 132,300 in December 2009, Flint has gained 9,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 208,197 for Flint in January 2001. 34,997 jobs have been lost in Flint since then according to the household survey. From a June 2011 low of 160,799, Flint has added 12,401 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Flint, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 141,400 -100 173,200 -768
September 2018 141,500 -100 173,968 -748
August 2018 141,600 100 174,716 -633
July 2018 141,500 -600 175,349 395
June 2018 142,100 600 174,954 738
May 2018 141,500 500 174,216 1,183
April 2018 141,000 300 173,033 603
March 2018 140,700 200 172,430 1,077
February 2018 140,500 600 171,353 416
January 2018 139,900 -400 170,937 -165
December 2017 140,300 200 171,102 -620
November 2017 140,100 -900 171,722 -785