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Muskegon, Michigan Job Growth

There were 50,300 jobs in Muskegon, Michigan in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 55,520 employed persons for the month. Muskegon lost 13,400 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 16,732 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Muskegon job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 50,300 -13,400 -13,700
CPS 55,520 -16,732 -18,148

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 16,400 jobs have been lost in Muskegon according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 84,212 for Muskegon in August 2005. 28,692 jobs have been lost in Muskegon since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Muskegon, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 50,300 -13,400 55,520 -16,732
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
November 2019 64,700 200 74,083 104
October 2019 64,500 300 73,979 94
September 2019 64,200 -300 73,885 91
August 2019 64,500 200 73,794 83
July 2019 64,300 100 73,711 56
June 2019 64,200 100 73,655 19
May 2019 64,099 99 73,636 -32