Kalamazoo-Portage, Michigan Job Growth
There were 149,700 jobs in Kalamazoo, Michigan in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 161,474 employed persons for the month. Kalamazoo added 700 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 25 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kalamazoo job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Kalamazoo, Michigan Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo, Michigan
CES employment for Kalamazoo peaked in August 2000 at 151,300. Since then 1,600 jobs have been lost in Kalamazoo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 134,300 in September 2010, Kalamazoo has gained 15,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 167,604 for Kalamazoo in September 2000. 6,130 jobs have been lost in Kalamazoo since then according to the household survey. From a January 2013 low of 146,236, Kalamazoo has added 15,238 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Kalamazoo, Michigan Employment History