Department of Numbers

Jackson, Michigan Job Growth

There were 58,100 jobs in Jackson, Michigan in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 71,062 employed persons for the month. Jackson added 300 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 137 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jackson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 58,100 +300 -300
CPS 71,062 +137 -29

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 7,500 jobs have been lost in Jackson according to the employer survey. From a trough of 52,800 in March 2010, Jackson has gained 5,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 77,221 for Jackson in December 2000. 6,159 jobs have been lost in Jackson since then according to the household survey. From a September 2009 low of 64,817, Jackson has added 6,245 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Jackson, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 58,100 300 71,062 137
September 2018 57,800 200 70,925 63
August 2018 57,600 100 70,862 -325
July 2018 57,500 -400 71,187 -140
June 2018 57,900 -600 71,327 -319
May 2018 58,500 0 71,646 235
April 2018 58,500 -300 71,411 -51
March 2018 58,800 100 71,462 360
February 2018 58,700 0 71,102 167
January 2018 58,700 -100 70,935 -49
December 2017 58,800 300 70,984 -18
November 2017 58,500 100 71,002 -89