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Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan Job Growth

There were 237,700 jobs in Lansing, Michigan in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 241,234 employed persons for the month. Lansing added 400 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 364 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lansing job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 237,700 +400 +1,000
CPS 241,234 +364 +1,544

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 238,600. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Lansing according to the employer survey. From a trough of 212,300 in July 2009, Lansing has gained 25,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 242,035 for Lansing in December 2000. 801 jobs have been lost in Lansing since then according to the household survey. From a October 2009 low of 218,746, Lansing has added 22,488 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Lansing, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 237,700 400 241,234 364
June 2019 237,300 200 240,870 494
May 2019 237,100 200 240,376 374
April 2019 236,900 200 240,002 391
March 2019 236,700 600 239,611 126
February 2019 236,100 -100 239,485 159
January 2019 236,200 -300 239,326 29
December 2018 236,500 -200 239,297 17
November 2018 236,700 -400 239,280 -8
October 2018 237,100 -100 239,288 -59
September 2018 237,200 100 239,347 -104
August 2018 237,100 400 239,451 -239