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Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan Job Growth

There were 62,800 jobs in Niles, Michigan in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 70,419 employed persons for the month. Niles added 100 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 475 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Niles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 62,800 +100 +100
CPS 70,419 +475 -727

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

CPS employment reached a maximum of 80,134 for Niles in April 2000. 9,715 jobs have been lost in Niles since then according to the household survey. From a March 2013 low of 65,999, Niles has added 4,420 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Niles, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 62,800 100 70,419 475
January 2018 62,700 400 69,944 86
December 2017 62,300 300 69,858 -35
November 2017 62,000 0 69,893 111
October 2017 62,000 -100 69,782 -339
September 2017 62,100 -200 70,121 56
August 2017 62,300 -100 70,065 -40
July 2017 62,400 -400 70,105 -24
June 2017 62,800 300 70,129 -102
May 2017 62,500 100 70,231 -478
April 2017 62,400 -500 70,709 -278
March 2017 62,900 200 70,987 -159