Department of Numbers

Jackson, Michigan Job Growth

There were 44,900 jobs in Jackson, Michigan in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 54,263 employed persons for the month. Jackson lost 13,000 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 15,563 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jackson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 44,900 -13,000 -13,700
CPS 54,263 -15,563 -17,093

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

Jackson, Michigan Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Jackson peaked in August 2000 at 65,600. Since then 20,700 jobs have been lost in Jackson according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 77,042 for Jackson in December 2000. 22,779 jobs have been lost in Jackson since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Jackson, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 44,900 -13,000 54,263 -15,563
March 2020 57,900 -500 69,826 -1,950
February 2020 58,400 -100 71,776 281
January 2020 58,500 0 71,495 118
December 2019 58,500 400 71,377 65
November 2019 58,100 300 71,312 53
October 2019 57,800 -300 71,259 47
September 2019 58,100 -400 71,212 33
August 2019 58,500 100 71,179 6
July 2019 58,400 0 71,173 -32
June 2019 58,400 -200 71,205 -67
May 2019 58,600 0 71,272 -84