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Muskegon, Michigan Job Growth

There were 64,900 jobs in Muskegon, Michigan in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 73,989 employed persons for the month. Muskegon lost 0 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 379 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Muskegon job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 64,900 0 +500
CPS 73,989 +379 +272

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Muskegon, Michigan Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Muskegon 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 Muskegon, Michigan

CES employment for Muskegon peaked in March 2006 at 67,100. Since then 2,199 jobs have been lost in Muskegon according to the employer survey. From a trough of 58,200 in July 2009, Muskegon has gained 6,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 84,359 for Muskegon in August 2005. 10,370 jobs have been lost in Muskegon since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 66,065, Muskegon has added 7,924 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Muskegon, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 64,900 0 73,989 379
January 2018 64,900 -299 73,610 812
December 2017 65,200 0 72,798 -43
November 2017 65,200 299 72,841 124
October 2017 64,900 0 72,717 -91
September 2017 64,900 200 72,808 296
August 2017 64,700 0 72,512 -471
July 2017 64,700 -399 72,983 -102
June 2017 65,099 299 73,085 -189
May 2017 64,800 -100 73,274 -475
April 2017 64,900 500 73,749 -108
March 2017 64,400 0 73,857 140