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Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan Job Growth

There were 238,000 jobs in Lansing, Michigan in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 239,363 employed persons for the month. Lansing added 1,600 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,730 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lansing job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 238,000 +1,600 +2,600
CPS 239,363 +1,730 -731

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 peaked in October 2000 at 238,200. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Lansing according to the employer survey. From a trough of 211,700 in July 2009, Lansing has gained 26,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 242,322 for Lansing in December 2000. 2,959 jobs have been lost in Lansing since then according to the household survey. From a July 2011 low of 218,715, Lansing has added 20,648 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Lansing, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 238,000 1,600 239,363 1,730
January 2018 236,400 0 237,633 1,743
December 2017 236,400 400 235,890 -463
November 2017 236,000 1,000 236,353 201
October 2017 235,000 -100 236,152 -626
September 2017 235,100 200 236,778 649
August 2017 234,900 1,200 236,129 -886
July 2017 233,700 -200 237,015 -1,059
June 2017 233,900 -1,100 238,074 -1,519
May 2017 235,000 -1,000 239,593 -223
April 2017 236,000 800 239,816 203
March 2017 235,200 -200 239,613 -481