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Muskegon, Michigan Job Growth

There were 63,200 jobs in Muskegon, Michigan in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,002 employed persons for the month. Muskegon added 300 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 539 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Muskegon job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 63,200 +300 +3,500
CPS 72,002 +539 +3,050

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 3,600 jobs have been lost in Muskegon according to the employer survey. From a trough of 47,900 in April 2020, Muskegon has gained 15,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 84,251 for Muskegon in September 2005. 12,249 jobs have been lost in Muskegon since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 54,182, Muskegon has added 17,820 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Muskegon, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 63,200 300 72,002 539
February 2022 62,900 100 71,463 307
January 2022 62,800 300 71,156 483
December 2021 62,500 300 70,673 -33
November 2021 62,200 300 70,706 86
October 2021 61,900 400 70,620 383
September 2021 61,500 -100 70,237 506
August 2021 61,600 300 69,731 471
July 2021 61,300 1,600 69,260 310
June 2021 59,700 100 68,950 90
May 2021 59,600 -200 68,860 -24
April 2021 59,800 100 68,884 -68