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Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan Job Growth

There were 232,000 jobs in Lansing, Michigan in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 233,928 employed persons for the month. Lansing added 1,300 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 789 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lansing job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 232,000 +1,300 +9,500
CPS 233,928 +789 +10,590

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 January 2020 at 239,200. Since then 7,200 jobs have been lost in Lansing according to the employer survey. From a trough of 189,000 in April 2020, Lansing has gained 43,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 242,492 for Lansing in January 2001. 8,564 jobs have been lost in Lansing since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 186,824, Lansing has added 47,104 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

Lansing, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 232,000 1,300 233,928 789
October 2022 230,700 800 233,139 400
September 2022 229,900 -100 232,739 1,388
August 2022 230,000 1,900 231,351 1,425
July 2022 228,100 -800 229,926 1,212
June 2022 228,900 3,100 228,714 1,317
May 2022 225,800 100 227,397 1,256
April 2022 225,700 -100 226,141 1,226
March 2022 225,800 1,800 224,915 1,509
February 2022 224,000 5,100 223,406 222
January 2022 218,900 -3,600 223,184 -305
December 2021 222,500 0 223,489 151