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Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan Job Growth

There were 50,800 jobs in Niles, Michigan in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 55,865 employed persons for the month. Niles lost 12,700 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 13,889 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Niles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 50,800 -12,700 -12,300
CPS 55,865 -13,889 -14,730

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 21,400 jobs have been lost in Niles according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 79,998 for Niles in April 2000. 24,133 jobs have been lost in Niles since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Niles, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 50,800 -12,700 55,865 -13,889
March 2020 63,500 200 69,754 -1,450
February 2020 63,300 200 71,204 442
January 2020 63,100 300 70,762 153
December 2019 62,800 200 70,609 106
November 2019 62,600 -100 70,503 99
October 2019 62,700 0 70,404 91
September 2019 62,700 300 70,313 62
August 2019 62,400 -200 70,251 -2
July 2019 62,600 -200 70,253 -88
June 2019 62,800 -100 70,341 -135
May 2019 62,900 -200 70,476 -119