Michigan's Employment Snapshot
Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) October 2014 November 2014 Month November 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,738 4,735 -0.1% 4,692 0.9%
Total Employment 4,403 4,416 0.3% 4,296 2.8%
Unemployment 335 319 -4.8% 397 -19.6%
Rate (percent) 7.1 6.7 8.5
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) October 2014 November 2014 Month November 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 156,278 156,397 0.1% 155,284 0.7%
Total Employment 147,283 147,287 0.0% 144,443 2.0%
Unemployment 8,995 9,110 1.3% 10,841 -16.0%
Rate (percent) 5.8 5.8 7.0
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
DETROIT - WARREN - LIVONIA MSA (Data in thousands) % Chg. % Chg.
(Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, St.Clair, Oakland, October 2014 November 2014 Month November 2013 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 2,013 2,007 -0.3% 2,032 -1.2%
Total Employment 1,847 1,848 0.1% 1,850 -0.1%
Unemployment 166 159 -4.2% 182 -12.6%
Rate (percent) 8.3 7.9 9.0
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) September 2014 October 2014 Month October 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,736 4,755 0.4% 4,697 1.2%
Total Employment 4,419 4,450 0.7% 4,312 3.2%
Unemployment 317 305 -3.8% 385 -20.8%
Rate (percent) 6.7 6.4 8.2
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) September 2014 October 2014 Month October 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 155,903 156,616 0.5% 154,918 1.1%
Total Employment 146,941 147,936 0.7% 144,144 2.6%
Unemployment 8,962 8,680 -3.1% 10,773 -19.4%
Rate (percent) 5.7 5.5 7.0
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
ANN ARBOR MSA (Washtenaw County) September 2014 October 2014 Month October 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 186,900 189,600 1.4% 183,900 3.1%
Total Employment 178,200 181,900 2.1% 173,200 5.0%
Unemployment 8,700 7,800 -10.3% 10,700 -27.1%
Rate (percent) 4.7 4.1 5.8
Contact: Jeff Aula, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3144
% Chg. % Chg.
BATTLE CREEK MSA  (Calhoun County) September 2014 October 2014 Month October 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 65,400 65,600 0.3% 64,700 1.4%
Total Employment 61,700 62,300 1.0% 60,100 3.7%
Unemployment 3,700 3,300 -10.8% 4,600 -28.3%
Rate (percent) 5.7 5.1 7.1
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
% Chg. % Chg.
BAY CITY MSA (Bay County) September 2014 October 2014 Month October 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 52,200 52,200 0.0% 51,400 1.6%
Total Employment 49,000 49,300 0.6% 47,200 4.4%
Unemployment 3,200 2,900 -9.4% 4,200 -31.0%
Rate (percent) 6.2 5.5 8.2
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
DETROIT - WARREN - LIVONIA MSA (Data in thousands) % Chg. % Chg.
(Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, St.Clair, Oakland, September 2014 October 2014 Month October 2013 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 2,016 2,036 1.0% 2,038 -0.1%
Total Employment 1,854 1,871 0.9% 1,857 0.8%
Unemployment 163 165 1.2% 182 -9.3%
Rate (percent) 8.1 8.1 8.9
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
FLINT MSA (Genesee County) September 2014 October 2014 Month October 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 183,400 183,900 0.3% 183,900 0.0%
Total Employment 170,700 172,500 1.1% 166,600 3.5%
Unemployment 12,700 11,300 -11.0% 17,300 -34.7%
Rate (percent) 6.9 6.2 9.4
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
GRAND RAPIDS - WYOMING MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Barry, Ionia, Kent, Newaygo counties) September 2014 October 2014 Month October 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 416,100 419,100 0.7% 400,000 4.8%
Total Employment 396,600 401,700 1.3% 375,100 7.1%
Unemployment 19,500 17,400 -10.8% 25,000 -30.4%
Rate (percent) 4.7 4.2 6.2
Contact: Ryan Gimarc, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 241-8272
HOLLAND - GRAND HAVEN MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Ottawa County) September 2014 October 2014 Month October 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 137,300 137,800 0.4% 131,800 4.6%
Total Employment 131,100 132,100 0.8% 123,500 7.0%
Unemployment 6,200 5,700 -8.1% 8,300 -31.3%
Rate (percent) 4.5 4.1 6.3
Contact: Ryan Gimarc, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 241-8272
% Chg. % Chg.
JACKSON MSA (Jackson County) September 2014 October 2014 Month October 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 70,000 69,600 -0.6% 69,700 -0.1%
Total Employment 65,500 65,600 0.2% 63,900 2.7%
Unemployment 4,500 4,100 -8.9% 5,900 -30.5%
Rate (percent) 6.4 5.8 8.4
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
KALAMAZOO - PORTAGE MSA % Chg. % Chg.
 (Kalamazoo, Van Buren counties) September 2014 October 2014 Month October 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 163,200 163,100 -0.1% 159,300 2.4%
Total Employment 154,300 155,200 0.6% 148,000 4.9%
Unemployment 8,900 7,900 -11.2% 11,300 -30.1%
Rate (percent) 5.5 4.9 7.1
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
% Chg. % Chg.
LANSING - EAST LANSING MSA September 2014 October 2014 Month October 2013 Year
(Clinton, Eaton, Ingham counties)
Civilian Labor Force 239,800 241,500 0.7% 234,600 2.9%
Total Employment 227,000 229,200 1.0% 218,700 4.8%
Unemployment 12,800 12,300 -3.9% 15,900 -22.6%
Rate (percent) 5.3 5.1 6.8
Contact: Jeff Aula, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3144
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MONROE MSA (Monroe County) September 2014 October 2014 Month October 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 71,300 71,400 0.1% 70,600 1.1%
Total Employment 67,000 67,700 1.0% 65,400 3.5%
Unemployment 4,200 3,700 -11.9% 5,100 -27.5%
Rate (percent) 5.9 5.1 7.3
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
MUSKEGON - NORTON SHORES MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Muskegon County) September 2014 October 2014 Month October 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 84,500 83,700 -0.9% 82,300 1.7%
Total Employment 79,400 79,100 -0.4% 75,300 5.0%
Unemployment 5,100 4,600 -9.8% 7,000 -34.3%
Rate (percent) 6.1 5.5 8.6
Contact: Ryan Gimarc, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 241-8272
% Chg. % Chg.
NILES - BENTON HARBOR MSA (Berrien County) September 2014 October 2014 Month October 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 72,400 71,500 -1.2% 71,600 -0.1%
Total Employment 68,000 67,700 -0.4% 65,700 3.0%
Unemployment 4,400 3,800 -13.6% 6,000 -36.7%
Rate (percent) 6.0 5.4 8.3
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
SAGINAW - SAGINAW TOWNSHIP NORTH MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Saginaw County) September 2014 October 2014 Month October 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 92,100 92,200 0.1% 89,600 2.9%
Total Employment 86,200 87,000 0.9% 81,900 6.2%
Unemployment 5,900 5,200 -11.9% 7,700 -32.5%
Rate (percent) 6.4 5.7 8.5
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
% Chg. % Chg.
UPPER PENINSULA LMA (15 counties) September 2014 October 2014 Month October 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 148,800 147,400 -0.9% 145,300 1.4%
Total Employment 139,300 138,900 -0.3% 133,200 4.3%
Unemployment 9,500 8,500 -10.5% 12,100 -29.8%
Rate (percent) 6.4 5.8 8.3
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) September 2014 October 2014 Month October 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 86,400 84,300 -2.4% 84,000 0.4%
Total Employment 80,200 78,700 -1.9% 75,400 4.4%
Unemployment 6,200 5,600 -9.7% 8,600 -34.9%
Rate (percent) 7.2 6.7 10.3
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) September 2014 October 2014 Month October 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 147,800 144,600 -2.2% 143,400 0.8%
Total Employment 138,700 136,500 -1.6% 130,900 4.3%
Unemployment 9,000 8,100 -10.0% 12,500 -35.2%
Rate (percent) 6.1 5.6 8.7
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
Source:  Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB)
Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives
2013 Data Revised February 2014