Department of Numbers

Jackson, Michigan Job Growth

There were 58,700 jobs in Jackson, Michigan in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,217 employed persons for the month. Jackson lost 700 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 77 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jackson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 58,700 -700 +700
CPS 72,217 -77 +991

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 6,900 jobs have been lost in Jackson according to the employer survey. From a trough of 52,800 in March 2010, Jackson has gained 5,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 77,042 for Jackson in December 2000. 4,825 jobs have been lost in Jackson since then according to the household survey. From a October 2009 low of 64,900, Jackson has added 7,317 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Jackson, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 58,700 -700 72,217 -77
June 2019 59,400 -300 72,294 117
May 2019 59,700 100 72,177 144
April 2019 59,600 500 72,033 220
March 2019 59,100 0 71,813 119
February 2019 59,100 0 71,694 201
January 2019 59,100 -100 71,493 131
December 2018 59,200 500 71,362 17
November 2018 58,700 -100 71,345 51
October 2018 58,800 200 71,294 85
September 2018 58,600 200 71,209 40
August 2018 58,400 400 71,169 -57