Department of Numbers

Jackson, Michigan Job Growth

There were 58,800 jobs in Jackson, Michigan in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 71,182 employed persons for the month. Jackson added 100 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 296 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jackson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 58,800 +100 +600
CPS 71,182 +296 +338

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 6,800 jobs have been lost in Jackson according to the employer survey. From a trough of 52,800 in March 2010, Jackson has gained 6,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 77,221 for Jackson in December 2000. 6,039 jobs have been lost in Jackson since then according to the household survey. From a September 2009 low of 64,817, Jackson has added 6,365 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Jackson, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 58,800 100 71,182 296
January 2018 58,700 -100 70,886 59
December 2017 58,800 300 70,827 -121
November 2017 58,500 100 70,948 -24
October 2017 58,400 200 70,972 -412
September 2017 58,200 -100 71,384 305
August 2017 58,300 600 71,079 -207
July 2017 57,700 100 71,286 354
June 2017 57,600 -500 70,932 23
May 2017 58,100 100 70,909 -307
April 2017 58,000 -200 71,216 230
March 2017 58,200 0 70,986 142