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Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan Job Growth

There were 62,300 jobs in Niles, Michigan in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 70,775 employed persons for the month. Niles lost 0 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 366 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Niles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 62,300 0 -200
CPS 70,775 +366 +239

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Niles, Michigan Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Niles 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 Niles, Michigan

CES employment for Niles peaked in July 2000 at 72,200. Since then 9,900 jobs have been lost in Niles according to the employer survey. From a trough of 58,400 in September 2009, Niles has gained 3,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 80,134 for Niles in April 2000. 9,359 jobs have been lost in Niles since then according to the household survey. From a March 2013 low of 65,759, Niles has added 5,016 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Niles, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 62,300 0 70,775 366
January 2019 62,300 -300 70,409 206
December 2018 62,600 400 70,203 -208
November 2018 62,200 0 70,411 409
October 2018 62,200 200 70,002 149
September 2018 62,000 -100 69,853 -30
August 2018 62,100 -300 69,883 -489
July 2018 62,400 0 70,372 276
June 2018 62,400 200 70,096 -175
May 2018 62,200 -100 70,271 29
April 2018 62,300 -600 70,242 -399
March 2018 62,900 400 70,641 105