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Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan Job Growth

There were 239,700 jobs in Lansing, Michigan in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 242,216 employed persons for the month. Lansing added 700 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 162 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lansing job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 239,700 +700 +4,700
CPS 242,216 +162 +4,041

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Lansing, Michigan Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Lansing 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 Lansing, Michigan

CES employment for Lansing in October 2018 is at a new high of 239,700.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 242,911 for Lansing in May 2018. 695 jobs have been lost in Lansing since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 242,054, Lansing has added 162 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Lansing, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 239,700 700 242,216 162
September 2018 239,000 600 242,054 -136
August 2018 238,400 1,200 242,190 -338
July 2018 237,200 -500 242,528 473
June 2018 237,700 -200 242,055 -856
May 2018 237,900 -600 242,911 1,242
April 2018 238,500 500 241,669 1,028
March 2018 238,000 0 240,641 824
February 2018 238,000 1,600 239,817 992
January 2018 236,400 0 238,825 757
December 2017 236,400 400 238,068 -22
November 2017 236,000 1,000 238,090 -85