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Muskegon, Michigan Job Growth

There were 64,400 jobs in Muskegon, Michigan in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 73,829 employed persons for the month. Muskegon lost 99 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 61 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Muskegon job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 64,400 -99 -500
CPS 73,829 -61 -118

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 March 2006 at 67,100. Since then 2,699 jobs have been lost in Muskegon according to the employer survey. From a trough of 58,200 in July 2009, Muskegon has gained 6,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 84,359 for Muskegon in August 2005. 10,530 jobs have been lost in Muskegon since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 66,059, Muskegon has added 7,770 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Muskegon, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 64,400 -99 73,829 -61
September 2018 64,500 -400 73,890 -358
August 2018 64,900 0 74,248 -492
July 2018 64,900 200 74,740 417
June 2018 64,700 200 74,323 38
May 2018 64,500 300 74,285 153
April 2018 64,200 -300 74,132 -102
March 2018 64,500 -200 74,234 164
February 2018 64,700 -200 74,070 102
January 2018 64,900 -299 73,968 -7
December 2017 65,200 0 73,975 0
November 2017 65,200 299 73,975 28