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Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan Job Growth

There were 236,100 jobs in Lansing, Michigan in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 241,047 employed persons for the month. Lansing lost 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 154 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lansing job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 236,100 -100 -600
CPS 241,047 +154 +1,230

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 2,500 jobs have been lost in Lansing according to the employer survey. From a trough of 212,300 in July 2009, Lansing has gained 23,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 242,911 for Lansing in May 2018. 1,864 jobs have been lost in Lansing since then according to the household survey. From a January 2019 low of 240,893, Lansing has added 154 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Lansing, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 236,100 -100 241,047 154
January 2019 236,200 -300 240,893 -1,090
December 2018 236,500 -200 241,983 -447
November 2018 236,700 -400 242,430 27
October 2018 237,100 -100 242,403 349
September 2018 237,200 100 242,054 -136
August 2018 237,100 400 242,190 -338
July 2018 236,700 -200 242,528 473
June 2018 236,900 200 242,055 -856
May 2018 236,700 -400 242,911 1,242
April 2018 237,100 200 241,669 1,028
March 2018 236,900 200 240,641 824