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Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan Job Growth

There were 58,900 jobs in Niles, Michigan in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 67,887 employed persons for the month. Niles added 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 178 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Niles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 58,900 +100 -4,200
CPS 67,887 -178 -3,317

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 72,300. Since then 13,400 jobs have been lost in Niles according to the employer survey. From a trough of 49,200 in May 2020, Niles has gained 9,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 79,998 for Niles in April 2000. 12,111 jobs have been lost in Niles since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 54,672, Niles has added 13,215 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Niles, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 58,900 100 67,887 -178
January 2021 58,800 700 68,065 1,224
December 2020 58,100 -700 66,841 -2,091
November 2020 58,800 200 68,932 -57
October 2020 58,600 100 68,989 55
September 2020 58,500 800 68,934 -12
August 2020 57,700 800 68,946 1,082
July 2020 56,900 2,200 67,864 1,472
June 2020 54,700 5,500 66,392 5,915
May 2020 49,200 -1,100 60,477 5,805
April 2020 50,300 -12,300 54,672 -15,082
March 2020 62,600 -500 69,754 -1,450