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Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan Job Growth

There were 238,300 jobs in Lansing, Michigan in March 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 238,419 employed persons for the month. Lansing lost 600 jobs in March 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 3,702 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lansing job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 238,300 -600 +300
CPS 238,419 -3,702 -3,113

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 April 2019 at 239,000. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Lansing according to the employer survey. From a trough of 234,100 in October 2019, Lansing has gained 4,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 242,121 for Lansing in February 2020. 3,702 jobs have been lost in Lansing since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2020

Lansing, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2020 238,300 -600 238,419 -3,702
February 2020 238,900 700 242,121 279
January 2020 238,200 200 241,842 -157
December 2019 238,000 -500 241,999 410
November 2019 238,500 4,400 241,589 427
October 2019 234,100 -3,500 241,162 439
September 2019 237,600 400 240,723 358
August 2019 237,200 -700 240,365 133
July 2019 237,900 100 240,232 -194
June 2019 237,800 -900 240,426 -399
May 2019 238,700 -300 240,825 -414
April 2019 239,000 1,000 241,239 -293