Michigan's Employment Snapshot
Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) February 2014 March 2014 Month March 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,719 4,730 0.2% 4,709 0.4%
Total Employment 4,356 4,375 0.4% 4,295 1.9%
Unemployment 363 355 -2.2% 415 -14.5%
Rate (percent) 7.7 7.5 8.8
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
313-456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) February 2014 March 2014 Month March 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 155,724 156,227 0.3% 155,099 0.7%
Total Employment 145,266 145,742 0.3% 143,393 1.6%
Unemployment 10,459 10,486 0.3% 11,706 -10.4%
Rate (percent) 6.7 6.7 7.5
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
313-456-3095
DETROIT - WARREN - LIVONIA MSA (Data in thousands) % Chg. % Chg.
(Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, St.Clair, Oakland, February 2014 March 2014 Month March 2013 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 2,041 2,034 -0.3% 2,031 0.1%
Total Employment 1,871 1,869 -0.1% 1,837 1.7%
Unemployment 170 165 -2.9% 194 -14.9%
Rate (percent) 8.3 8.1 9.6
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
313-456-3095
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) February 2014 March 2014 Month March 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,708 4,699 -0.2% 4,668 0.7%
Total Employment 4,308 4,322 0.3% 4,240 1.9%
Unemployment 400 377 -5.8% 428 -11.9%
Rate (percent) 8.5 8.0 9.2
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
313-456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) February 2014 March 2014 Month March 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 155,027 155,627 0.4% 154,512 0.7%
Total Employment 144,134 145,090 0.7% 142,698 1.7%
Unemployment 10,893 10,537 -3.3% 11,815 -10.8%
Rate (percent) 7.0 6.8 7.6
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
313-456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
ANN ARBOR MSA (Washtenaw County) February 2014 March 2014 Month March 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 185,100 185,800 0.4% 184,100 0.9%
Total Employment 175,200 176,100 0.5% 173,700 1.4%
Unemployment 9,900 9,700 -2.0% 10,400 -6.7%
Rate (percent) 5.3 5.2 5.7
Contact: Mark Reffitt, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 492-5550
% Chg. % Chg.
BATTLE CREEK MSA  (Calhoun County) February 2014 March 2014 Month March 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 65,100 65,200 0.2% 64,200 1.6%
Total Employment 60,300 60,700 0.7% 59,100 2.7%
Unemployment 4,800 4,500 -6.3% 5,100 -11.8%
Rate (percent) 7.4 7.0 7.9
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
BAY CITY MSA (Bay County) February 2014 March 2014 Month March 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 51,500 51,600 0.2% 51,800 -0.4%
Total Employment 46,600 46,900 0.6% 46,700 0.4%
Unemployment 4,800 4,700 -2.1% 5,100 -7.8%
Rate (percent) 9.4 9.1 9.9
Contact: Jeff Aula, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313)456-3144
DETROIT - WARREN - LIVONIA MSA (Data in thousands) % Chg. % Chg.
(Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, St.Clair, Oakland, February 2014 March 2014 Month March 2013 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 2,030 2,009 -1.0% 2,017 -0.4%
Total Employment 1,848 1,843 -0.3% 1,821 1.2%
Unemployment 182 167 -8.2% 196 -14.8%
Rate (percent) 9.0 8.3 9.7
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
313-456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
FLINT MSA (Genesee County) February 2014 March 2014 Month March 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 184,400 185,400 0.5% 186,800 -0.7%
Total Employment 167,100 168,800 1.0% 168,500 0.2%
Unemployment 17,300 16,700 -3.5% 18,300 -8.7%
Rate (percent) 9.4 9.0 9.8
Contact: Jeff Aula, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3144
GRAND RAPIDS - WYOMING MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Barry, Ionia, Kent, Newaygo counties) February 2014 March 2014 Month March 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 408,400 411,300 0.7% 400,400 2.7%
Total Employment 383,200 386,800 0.9% 372,800 3.8%
Unemployment 25,200 24,600 -2.4% 27,600 -10.9%
Rate (percent) 6.2 6.0 6.9
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
313-456-3095
HOLLAND - GRAND HAVEN MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Ottawa County) February 2014 March 2014 Month March 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 133,400 134,100 0.5% 130,300 2.9%
Total Employment 125,200 126,100 0.7% 121,300 4.0%
Unemployment 8,200 8,000 -2.4% 9,000 -11.1%
Rate (percent) 6.2 6.0 6.9
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
313-456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
JACKSON MSA (Jackson County) February 2014 March 2014 Month March 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 70,400 70,600 0.3% 70,300 0.4%
Total Employment 64,400 64,900 0.8% 63,900 1.6%
Unemployment 6,000 5,800 -3.3% 6,400 -9.4%
Rate (percent) 8.5 8.2 9.1
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
KALAMAZOO - PORTAGE MSA % Chg. % Chg.
 (Kalamazoo, Van Buren counties) February 2014 March 2014 Month March 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 160,000 161,200 0.8% 159,100 1.3%
Total Employment 148,400 149,900 1.0% 146,600 2.3%
Unemployment 11,700 11,300 -3.4% 12,500 -9.6%
Rate (percent) 7.3 7.0 7.8
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
% Chg. % Chg.
LANSING - EAST LANSING MSA February 2014 March 2014 Month March 2013 Year
(Clinton, Eaton, Ingham counties)
Civilian Labor Force 236,600 237,500 0.4% 234,200 1.4%
Total Employment 221,000 222,400 0.6% 217,000 2.5%
Unemployment 15,600 15,100 -3.2% 17,200 -12.2%
Rate (percent) 6.6 6.4 7.3
Contact: Mark Reffitt, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 492-5550
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MONROE MSA (Monroe County) February 2014 March 2014 Month March 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 71,000 71,300 0.4% 69,800 2.1%
Total Employment 65,600 66,200 0.9% 64,000 3.4%
Unemployment 5,400 5,100 -5.6% 5,800 -12.1%
Rate (percent) 7.6 7.2 8.3
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
313-456-3095
MUSKEGON - NORTON SHORES MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Muskegon County) February 2014 March 2014 Month March 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 83,000 83,200 0.2% 82,100 1.3%
Total Employment 76,200 76,600 0.5% 74,400 3.0%
Unemployment 6,900 6,600 -4.3% 7,700 -14.3%
Rate (percent) 8.3 7.9 9.4
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
313-456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
NILES - BENTON HARBOR MSA (Berrien County) February 2014 March 2014 Month March 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 70,700 71,000 0.4% 69,900 1.6%
Total Employment 64,500 65,100 0.9% 63,300 2.8%
Unemployment 6,200 5,900 -4.8% 6,600 -10.6%
Rate (percent) 8.8 8.3 9.5
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
SAGINAW - SAGINAW TOWNSHIP NORTH MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Saginaw County) February 2014 March 2014 Month March 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 90,500 91,000 0.6% 90,500 0.6%
Total Employment 82,400 83,000 0.7% 81,900 1.3%
Unemployment 8,000 7,900 -1.3% 8,500 -7.1%
Rate (percent) 8.9 8.7 9.4
Contact: Jeff Aula, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3144
% Chg. % Chg.
UPPER PENINSULA LMA (15 counties) February 2014 March 2014 Month March 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 146,300 146,600 0.2% 144,600 1.4%
Total Employment 130,800 131,400 0.5% 128,900 1.9%
Unemployment 15,500 15,200 -1.9% 15,700 -3.2%
Rate (percent) 10.6 10.4 10.9
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) February 2014 March 2014 Month March 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 83,900 84,000 0.1% 82,700 1.6%
Total Employment 72,100 72,700 0.8% 70,900 2.5%
Unemployment 11,800 11,300 -4.2% 11,800 -4.2%
Rate (percent) 14.1 13.5 14.3
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) February 2014 March 2014 Month March 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 142,500 142,700 0.1% 140,700 1.4%
Total Employment 127,100 127,900 0.6% 124,600 2.6%
Unemployment 15,400 14,800 -3.9% 16,100 -8.1%
Rate (percent) 10.8 10.3 11.5
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