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Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan Job Growth

There were 62,600 jobs in Niles, Michigan in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 70,858 employed persons for the month. Niles lost 100 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 53 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Niles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 62,600 -100 +200
CPS 70,858 -53 +817

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 9,600 jobs have been lost in Niles according to the employer survey. From a trough of 58,400 in September 2009, Niles has gained 4,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 79,998 for Niles in April 2000. 9,140 jobs have been lost in Niles since then according to the household survey. From a April 2013 low of 65,821, Niles has added 5,037 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Niles, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 62,600 -100 70,858 -53
June 2019 62,700 -200 70,911 57
May 2019 62,900 -100 70,854 141
April 2019 63,000 200 70,713 235
March 2019 62,800 400 70,478 145
February 2019 62,400 100 70,333 200
January 2019 62,300 -300 70,133 126
December 2018 62,600 400 70,007 18
November 2018 62,200 0 69,989 35
October 2018 62,200 200 69,954 20
September 2018 62,000 -100 69,934 -17
August 2018 62,100 -300 69,951 -90