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Jackson, Michigan Job Growth

There were 54,200 jobs in Jackson, Michigan in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 67,214 employed persons for the month. Jackson added 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 105 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jackson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 54,200 +100 -5,300
CPS 67,214 +105 -4,562

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 11,400 jobs have been lost in Jackson according to the employer survey. From a trough of 46,800 in April 2020, Jackson has gained 7,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 77,042 for Jackson in December 2000. 9,828 jobs have been lost in Jackson since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 53,589, Jackson has added 13,625 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Jackson, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 54,200 100 67,214 105
January 2021 54,100 500 67,109 1,128
December 2020 53,600 -700 65,981 -2,172
November 2020 54,300 -100 68,153 -770
October 2020 54,400 -200 68,923 214
September 2020 54,600 1,000 68,709 142
August 2020 53,600 900 68,567 179
July 2020 52,700 1,000 68,388 1,535
June 2020 51,700 4,600 66,853 6,609
May 2020 47,100 300 60,244 6,655
April 2020 46,800 -12,600 53,589 -16,237
March 2020 59,400 -100 69,826 -1,950