Michigan's Employment Snapshot
Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) February 2015 March 2015 Month March 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,758 4,746 -0.3% 4,752 -0.1%
Total Employment 4,477 4,479 0.0% 4,389 2.1%
Unemployment 281 267 -5.0% 363 -26.4%
Rate (percent) 5.9 5.6 7.6
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) February 2015 March 2015 Month March 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 157,002 156,906 -0.1% 156,180 0.5%
Total Employment 148,297 148,331 0.0% 145,796 1.7%
Unemployment 8,705 8,575 -1.5% 10,384 -17.4%
Rate (percent) 5.5 5.5 6.6
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
DETROIT - WARREN - DEARBORN MSA (Data in thousands) % Chg. % Chg.
(Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, St.Clair, Oakland, February 2015 March 2015 Month March 2014 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 2,007 1,991 -0.8% 2,024 -1.6%
Total Employment 1,870 1,864 -0.3% 1,840 1.3%
Unemployment 137 127 -7.3% 184 -31.0%
Rate (percent) 6.8 6.4 9.1
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) January 2015 February 2015 Month February 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,723 4,698 -0.5% 4,731 -0.7%
Total Employment 4,409 4,424 0.3% 4,323 2.3%
Unemployment 314 274 -12.7% 408 -32.8%
Rate (percent) 6.6 5.8 8.6
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) January 2015 February 2015 Month February 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 156,050 156,213 0.1% 155,027 0.8%
Total Employment 146,552 147,118 0.4% 144,134 2.1%
Unemployment 9,498 9,095 -4.2% 10,893 -16.5%
Rate (percent) 6.1 5.8 7.0
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
ANN ARBOR MSA (Washtenaw County) January 2015 February 2015 Month February 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 185,100 186,500 0.8% 186,900 -0.2%
Total Employment 177,700 180,100 1.4% 177,100 1.7%
Unemployment 7,400 6,400 -13.5% 9,800 -34.7%
Rate (percent) 4.0 3.4 5.3
Contact: Jeff Aula, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3144
% Chg. % Chg.
BATTLE CREEK MSA  (Calhoun County) January 2015 February 2015 Month February 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 64,600 64,700 0.2% 63,500 1.9%
Total Employment 60,900 61,300 0.7% 58,700 4.4%
Unemployment 3,700 3,400 -8.1% 4,800 -29.2%
Rate (percent) 5.8 5.2 7.6
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
% Chg. % Chg.
BAY CITY MSA (Bay County) January 2015 February 2015 Month February 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 53,500 53,300 -0.4% 53,400 -0.2%
Total Employment 49,800 49,900 0.2% 48,500 2.9%
Unemployment 3,700 3,400 -8.1% 4,800 -29.2%
Rate (percent) 7.0 6.4 9.1
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
DETROIT - WARREN - DEARBORN MSA (Data in thousands) % Chg. % Chg.
(Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, St.Clair, Oakland, January 2015 February 2015 Month February 2014 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 1,999 1,973 -1.3% 2,015 -2.1%
Total Employment 1,852 1,848 -0.2% 1,824 1.3%
Unemployment 147 125 -15.0% 191 -34.6%
Rate (percent) 7.4 6.3 9.5
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
FLINT MSA (Genesee County) January 2015 February 2015 Month February 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 185,600 185,600 0.0% 184,700 0.5%
Total Employment 172,500 174,000 0.9% 167,400 3.9%
Unemployment 13,200 11,600 -12.1% 17,300 -32.9%
Rate (percent) 7.1 6.3 9.4
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
GRAND RAPIDS - WYOMING MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Barry, Kent, Montcalm, Ottawa counties) January 2015 February 2015 Month February 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 547,100 548,000 0.2% 537,600 1.9%
Total Employment 522,700 526,500 0.7% 505,500 4.2%
Unemployment 24,400 21,600 -11.5% 32,000 -32.5%
Rate (percent) 4.5 3.9 6.0
Contact: Bruce Weaver, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3091
% Chg. % Chg.
JACKSON MSA (Jackson County) January 2015 February 2015 Month February 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 72,700 72,700 0.0% 72,900 -0.3%
Total Employment 68,200 68,600 0.6% 67,000 2.4%
Unemployment 4,500 4,100 -8.9% 5,900 -30.5%
Rate (percent) 6.2 5.6 8.0
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
KALAMAZOO - PORTAGE MSA % Chg. % Chg.
 (Kalamazoo, Van Buren counties) January 2015 February 2015 Month February 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 163,000 164,200 0.7% 162,400 1.1%
Total Employment 153,900 156,000 1.4% 150,500 3.7%
Unemployment 9,100 8,200 -9.9% 11,900 -31.1%
Rate (percent) 5.6 5.0 7.3
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
% Chg. % Chg.
LANSING - EAST LANSING MSA January 2015 February 2015 Month February 2014 Year
(Clinton, Eaton, Ingham counties)
Civilian Labor Force 241,600 242,400 0.3% 242,200 0.1%
Total Employment 228,500 231,300 1.2% 226,600 2.1%
Unemployment 13,100 11,100 -15.3% 15,600 -28.8%
Rate (percent) 5.4 4.6 6.4
Contact: Jeff Aula, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3144
MIDLAND MSA (Midland County) January 2015 February 2015 Month February 2014
Civilian Labor Force 41,300 41,300 0.0% 41,300 0.0%
Total Employment 38,900 39,100 0.5% 38,100 2.6%
Unemployment 2,400 2,200 -8.3% 3,100 -29.0%
Rate (percent) 5.7 5.3 7.5
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MONROE MSA (Monroe County) January 2015 February 2015 Month February 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 75,600 75,700 0.1% 76,100 -0.5%
Total Employment 71,600 72,100 0.7% 70,700 2.0%
Unemployment 4,100 3,600 -12.2% 5,300 -32.1%
Rate (percent) 5.4 4.7 7.0
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
MUSKEGON - NORTON SHORES MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Muskegon County) January 2015 February 2015 Month February 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 76,600 76,700 0.1% 76,100 0.8%
Total Employment 71,600 72,100 0.7% 69,300 4.0%
Unemployment 5,000 4,600 -8.0% 6,900 -33.3%
Rate (percent) 6.5 6.0 9.0
Contact: Bruce Weaver, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3091
% Chg. % Chg.
NILES - BENTON HARBOR MSA (Berrien County) January 2015 February 2015 Month February 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 72,200 72,000 -0.3% 72,200 -0.3%
Total Employment 67,600 68,000 0.6% 66,000 3.0%
Unemployment 4,500 4,000 -11.1% 6,200 -35.5%
Rate (percent) 6.3 5.6 8.6
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
SAGINAW MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Saginaw County) January 2015 February 2015 Month February 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 89,200 88,800 -0.4% 89,200 -0.4%
Total Employment 83,100 83,400 0.4% 81,200 2.7%
Unemployment 6,100 5,400 -11.5% 8,000 -32.5%
Rate (percent) 6.8 6.0 8.9
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
% Chg. % Chg.
UPPER PENINSULA LMA (15 counties) January 2015 February 2015 Month February 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 142,600 142,700 0.1% 144,200 -1.0%
Total Employment 131,000 131,600 0.5% 128,900 2.1%
Unemployment 11,700 11,100 -5.1% 15,300 -27.5%
Rate (percent) 8.2 7.7 10.6
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
NORTHEAST MICHIGAN (Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan,
 Crawford, Iosco, Montmorency,Ogemaw, Oscoda,   % Chg. % Chg.
Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon counties) January 2015 February 2015 Month February 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 81,400 80,500 -1.1% 82,300 -2.2%
Total Employment 72,500 72,200 -0.4% 70,600 2.3%
Unemployment 8,900 8,300 -6.7% 11,700 -29.1%
Rate (percent) 11.0 10.3 14.2
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
NORTHWEST MICHIGAN (Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet,
Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, % Chg. % Chg.
Manistee, Missaukee, Wexford counties) January 2015 February 2015 Month February 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 145,000 143,400 -1.1% 144,500 -0.8%
Total Employment 133,400 132,600 -0.6% 129,100 2.7%
Unemployment 11,600 10,800 -6.9% 15,300 -29.4%
Rate (percent) 8.0 7.5 10.6
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
Source:  Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB)
Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives
2014 Data Revised March 2015