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Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan Job Growth

There were 215,900 jobs in Lansing, Michigan in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 223,950 employed persons for the month. Lansing added 2,100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 415 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lansing job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 215,900 +2,100 -22,300
CPS 223,950 -415 -18,171

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 23,000 jobs have been lost in Lansing according to the employer survey. From a trough of 189,900 in April 2020, Lansing has gained 26,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 242,121 for Lansing in February 2020. 18,171 jobs have been lost in Lansing since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 186,831, Lansing has added 37,119 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Lansing, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 215,900 2,100 223,950 -415
January 2021 213,800 1,400 224,365 4,876
December 2020 212,400 -1,500 219,489 -6,795
November 2020 213,900 -700 226,284 -2,366
October 2020 214,600 0 228,650 432
September 2020 214,600 -3,800 228,218 -3,479
August 2020 218,400 4,500 231,697 5,161
July 2020 213,900 1,000 226,536 1,009
June 2020 212,900 18,500 225,527 23,259
May 2020 194,400 4,500 202,268 15,437
April 2020 189,900 -47,700 186,831 -50,658
March 2020 237,600 -600 237,489 -4,632