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Muskegon, Michigan Job Growth

There were 65,800 jobs in Muskegon, Michigan in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 75,840 employed persons for the month. Muskegon added 200 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 793 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Muskegon job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 65,800 +200 +899
CPS 75,840 +793 +1,770

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 900 jobs have been lost in Muskegon according to the employer survey. From a trough of 57,900 in February 2010, Muskegon has gained 7,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 84,359 for Muskegon in August 2005. 8,519 jobs have been lost in Muskegon since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 66,059, Muskegon has added 9,781 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Muskegon, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 65,800 200 75,840 793
January 2019 65,600 -100 75,047 1,172
December 2018 65,700 0 73,875 -80
November 2018 65,700 299 73,955 52
October 2018 65,400 -199 73,903 13
September 2018 65,600 0 73,890 -358
August 2018 65,600 -100 74,248 -492
July 2018 65,700 -100 74,740 417
June 2018 65,800 700 74,323 38
May 2018 65,099 -200 74,285 153
April 2018 65,300 600 74,132 -102
March 2018 64,700 -200 74,234 164