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Muskegon, Michigan Job Growth

There were 57,500 jobs in Muskegon, Michigan in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 70,000 employed persons for the month. Muskegon added 300 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 302 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Muskegon job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 57,500 +300 -7,200
CPS 70,000 +302 -4,083

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 66,700. Since then 9,200 jobs have been lost in Muskegon according to the employer survey. From a trough of 50,100 in April 2020, Muskegon has gained 7,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 84,212 for Muskegon in August 2005. 14,212 jobs have been lost in Muskegon since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 55,824, Muskegon has added 14,176 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Muskegon, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 57,500 300 70,000 302
October 2020 57,200 200 69,698 386
September 2020 57,000 500 69,312 295
August 2020 56,500 500 69,017 360
July 2020 56,000 600 68,657 236
June 2020 55,400 3,500 68,421 6,813
May 2020 51,900 1,800 61,608 5,784
April 2020 50,100 -13,600 55,824 -16,428
March 2020 63,700 -800 72,252 -2,244
February 2020 64,500 0 74,496 232
January 2020 64,500 0 74,264 98
December 2019 64,500 -200 74,166 83