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Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan Job Growth

There were 222,600 jobs in Lansing, Michigan in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 224,173 employed persons for the month. Lansing added 900 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,280 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lansing job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 222,600 +900 +8,700
CPS 224,173 +1,280 +816

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 238,900. Since then 16,300 jobs have been lost in Lansing according to the employer survey. From a trough of 189,900 in April 2020, Lansing has gained 32,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 243,425 for Lansing in March 2020. 19,252 jobs have been lost in Lansing since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 187,668, Lansing has added 36,505 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Lansing, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 222,600 900 224,173 1,280
June 2021 221,700 6,800 222,893 385
May 2021 214,900 1,200 222,508 -841
April 2021 213,700 -3,700 223,349 -869
March 2021 217,400 1,500 224,218 -257
February 2021 215,900 2,100 224,475 -444
January 2021 213,800 1,400 224,919 -202
December 2020 212,400 -1,500 225,121 -103
November 2020 213,900 -700 225,224 -220
October 2020 214,600 0 225,444 -351
September 2020 214,600 -3,800 225,795 -3,694
August 2020 218,400 4,500 229,489 6,132