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Muskegon, Michigan Job Growth

There were 59,200 jobs in Muskegon, Michigan in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 69,689 employed persons for the month. Muskegon added 1,000 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 61 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Muskegon job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 59,200 +1,000 -5,000
CPS 69,689 +61 -4,807

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 July 2004 at 66,800. Since then 7,600 jobs have been lost in Muskegon according to the employer survey. From a trough of 47,800 in April 2020, Muskegon has gained 11,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 84,212 for Muskegon in August 2005. 14,523 jobs have been lost in Muskegon since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 55,824, Muskegon has added 13,865 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Muskegon, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 59,200 1,000 69,689 61
January 2021 58,200 -100 69,628 1,845
December 2020 58,300 -500 67,783 -1,311
November 2020 58,800 100 69,094 -604
October 2020 58,700 -100 69,698 386
September 2020 58,800 700 69,312 295
August 2020 58,100 1,200 69,017 360
July 2020 56,900 2,000 68,657 236
June 2020 54,900 5,000 68,421 6,813
May 2020 49,900 2,100 61,608 5,784
April 2020 47,800 -16,000 55,824 -16,428
March 2020 63,800 -400 72,252 -2,244