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Saginaw, Michigan Job Growth

There were 81,200 jobs in Saginaw, Michigan in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 78,085 employed persons for the month. Saginaw added 700 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 22 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Saginaw job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 81,200 +700 -5,700
CPS 78,085 -22 -4,436

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 99,300. Since then 18,100 jobs have been lost in Saginaw according to the employer survey. From a trough of 64,500 in April 2020, Saginaw has gained 16,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 96,902 for Saginaw in April 2000. 18,817 jobs have been lost in Saginaw since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 63,432, Saginaw has added 14,653 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Saginaw, Michigan Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 81,200 700 78,085 -22
January 2021 80,500 1,400 78,107 3,304
December 2020 79,100 -1,000 74,803 -2,766
November 2020 80,100 -100 77,569 -792
October 2020 80,200 200 78,361 170
September 2020 80,000 600 78,191 77
August 2020 79,400 1,600 78,114 304
July 2020 77,800 2,200 77,810 1,362
June 2020 75,600 7,700 76,448 6,496
May 2020 67,900 3,400 69,952 6,520
April 2020 64,500 -22,200 63,432 -17,691
March 2020 86,700 -200 81,123 -1,398