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Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan Job Growth

There were 212,400 jobs in Lansing, Michigan in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 228,621 employed persons for the month. Lansing lost 400 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 29 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lansing job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 212,400 -400 -26,100
CPS 228,621 -29 -12,968

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 26,600 jobs have been lost in Lansing according to the employer survey. From a trough of 188,900 in April 2020, Lansing has gained 23,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 242,121 for Lansing in February 2020. 13,500 jobs have been lost in Lansing since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 186,831, Lansing has added 41,790 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Lansing, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 212,400 -400 228,621 -29
October 2020 212,800 1,300 228,650 432
September 2020 211,500 -3,500 228,218 -3,479
August 2020 215,000 3,400 231,697 5,161
July 2020 211,600 2,600 226,536 1,009
June 2020 209,000 16,200 225,527 23,259
May 2020 192,800 3,900 202,268 15,437
April 2020 188,900 -49,200 186,831 -50,658
March 2020 238,100 -800 237,489 -4,632
February 2020 238,900 700 242,121 279
January 2020 238,200 200 241,842 -157
December 2019 238,000 -500 241,999 410