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Muskegon, Michigan Job Growth

There were 58,200 jobs in Muskegon, Michigan in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 69,372 employed persons for the month. Muskegon lost 300 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 422 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Muskegon job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 58,200 -300 +8,300
CPS 69,372 -422 +9,603

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 8,600 jobs have been lost in Muskegon according to the employer survey. From a trough of 47,800 in April 2020, Muskegon has gained 10,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 84,251 for Muskegon in September 2005. 14,879 jobs have been lost in Muskegon since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 54,326, Muskegon has added 15,046 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Muskegon, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 58,200 -300 69,372 -422
April 2021 58,500 -300 69,794 -376
March 2021 58,800 -300 70,170 -301
February 2021 59,100 900 70,471 -242
January 2021 58,200 -100 70,713 -214
December 2020 58,300 -500 70,927 311
November 2020 58,800 100 70,616 355
October 2020 58,700 -100 70,261 278
September 2020 58,800 700 69,983 395
August 2020 58,100 1,200 69,588 657
July 2020 56,900 2,000 68,931 1,109
June 2020 54,900 5,000 67,822 8,053