Department of Numbers

Muskegon, Michigan Job Growth

There were 66,000 jobs in Muskegon, Michigan in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 75,647 employed persons for the month. Muskegon lost 300 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 8 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Muskegon job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 66,000 -300 +300
CPS 75,647 -8 +839

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 700 jobs have been lost in Muskegon according to the employer survey. From a trough of 57,900 in February 2010, Muskegon has gained 8,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 84,212 for Muskegon in August 2005. 8,565 jobs have been lost in Muskegon since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 66,140, Muskegon has added 9,507 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Muskegon, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 66,000 -300 75,647 -8
June 2019 66,300 400 75,655 121
May 2019 65,900 0 75,534 92
April 2019 65,900 0 75,442 192
March 2019 65,900 300 75,250 178
February 2019 65,600 0 75,072 291
January 2019 65,600 -100 74,781 173
December 2018 65,700 0 74,608 28
November 2018 65,700 299 74,580 31
October 2018 65,400 -199 74,549 -35
September 2018 65,600 0 74,584 -97
August 2018 65,600 -100 74,681 -127