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Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan Job Growth

There were 62,600 jobs in Niles, Michigan in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 70,040 employed persons for the month. Niles added 200 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 187 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Niles job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 62,600 +200 +600
CPS 70,040 +187 +280

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 80,134 for Niles in April 2000. 10,094 jobs have been lost in Niles since then according to the household survey. From a March 2013 low of 65,759, Niles has added 4,281 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Niles, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 62,600 200 70,040 187
September 2018 62,400 -300 69,853 -30
August 2018 62,700 100 69,883 -489
July 2018 62,600 0 70,372 276
June 2018 62,600 100 70,096 -175
May 2018 62,500 100 70,271 29
April 2018 62,400 -200 70,242 -399
March 2018 62,600 -100 70,641 105
February 2018 62,700 0 70,536 427
January 2018 62,700 400 70,109 251
December 2017 62,300 300 69,858 98
November 2017 62,000 0 69,760 0