Department of Numbers

Saginaw, Michigan Job Growth

There were 89,000 jobs in Saginaw, Michigan in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 83,420 employed persons for the month. Saginaw added 400 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 142 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Saginaw job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 89,000 +400 +1,200
CPS 83,420 +142 +945

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Saginaw, Michigan Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Saginaw 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 Saginaw, Michigan

CES employment for Saginaw peaked in May 2000 at 99,200. Since then 10,200 jobs have been lost in Saginaw according to the employer survey. From a trough of 82,000 in July 2009, Saginaw has gained 7,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 96,952 for Saginaw in April 2000. 13,532 jobs have been lost in Saginaw since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 79,112, Saginaw has added 4,308 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Saginaw, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 89,000 400 83,420 142
September 2018 88,600 500 83,278 206
August 2018 88,100 0 83,072 -416
July 2018 88,100 -100 83,488 -54
June 2018 88,200 -100 83,542 219
May 2018 88,300 400 83,323 334
April 2018 87,900 -300 82,989 -47
March 2018 88,200 100 83,036 651
February 2018 88,100 800 82,385 442
January 2018 87,300 -100 81,943 175
December 2017 87,400 -200 81,768 -330
November 2017 87,600 -200 82,098 -377