Michigan's Employment Snapshot
Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) May 2015 June 2015 Month June 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,750 4,740 -0.2% 4,747 -0.1%
Total Employment 4,487 4,480 -0.2% 4,409 1.6%
Unemployment 264 261 -1.1% 338 -22.8%
Rate (percent) 5.5 5.5 7.1
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) May 2015 June 2015 Month June 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 157,469 157,037 -0.3% 155,700 0.9%
Total Employment 148,795 148,739 0.0% 146,247 1.7%
Unemployment 8,674 8,299 -4.3% 9,453 -12.2%
Rate (percent) 5.5 5.3 6.1
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
DETROIT - WARREN - DEARBORN MSA (Data in thousands) % Chg. % Chg.
(Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, St.Clair, Oakland, May 2015 June 2015 Month June 2014 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 1,992 1,993 0.1% 2,019 -1.3%
Total Employment 1,867 1,871 0.2% 1,848 1.2%
Unemployment 125 122 -2.4% 172 -29.1%
Rate (percent) 6.3 6.1 8.5
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) May 2015 June 2015 Month June 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,797 4,803 0.1% 4,817 -0.3%
Total Employment 4,515 4,523 0.2% 4,448 1.7%
Unemployment 282 280 -0.7% 369 -24.1%
Rate (percent) 5.9 5.8 7.7
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) May 2015 June 2015 Month June 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 157,719 158,283 0.4% 156,997 0.8%
Total Employment 149,349 149,645 0.2% 147,104 1.7%
Unemployment 8,370 8,638 3.2% 9,893 -12.7%
Rate (percent) 5.3 5.5 6.3
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
ANN ARBOR MSA (Washtenaw County) May 2015 June 2015 Month June 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 190,200 188,100 -1.1% 187,200 0.5%
Total Employment 182,200 179,900 -1.3% 176,900 1.7%
Unemployment 8,000 8,200 2.5% 10,300 -20.4%
Rate (percent) 4.2 4.3 5.5
Contact: Luke Bunge, DTMB Economic Analyst
(517) 335-3875
% Chg. % Chg.
BATTLE CREEK MSA  (Calhoun County) May 2015 June 2015 Month June 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 66,000 65,900 -0.2% 65,500 0.6%
Total Employment 62,400 62,300 -0.2% 61,100 2.0%
Unemployment 3,600 3,600 0.0% 4,300 -16.3%
Rate (percent) 5.4 5.4 6.6
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
% Chg. % Chg.
BAY CITY MSA (Bay County) May 2015 June 2015 Month June 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 53,800 53,400 -0.7% 54,100 -1.3%
Total Employment 50,500 50,300 -0.4% 50,100 0.4%
Unemployment 3,300 3,200 -3.0% 4,000 -20.0%
Rate (percent) 6.1 5.9 7.4
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, May 2015 June 2015 Month June 2014 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 2,004 2,015 0.5% 2,037 -1.1%
Total Employment 1,872 1,883 0.6% 1,855 1.5%
Unemployment 132 132 0.0% 182 -27.5%
Rate (percent) 6.6 6.6 8.9
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
FLINT MSA (Genesee County) May 2015 June 2015 Month June 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 187,800 185,800 -1.1% 187,400 -0.9%
Total Employment 175,800 174,100 -1.0% 172,500 0.9%
Unemployment 12,000 11,700 -2.5% 14,900 -21.5%
Rate (percent) 6.4 6.3 8.0
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
GRAND RAPIDS - WYOMING MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Barry, Kent, Montcalm, Ottawa counties) May 2015 June 2015 Month June 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 567,100 566,700 -0.1% 552,500 2.6%
Total Employment 543,500 543,000 -0.1% 522,400 3.9%
Unemployment 23,600 23,700 0.4% 30,000 -21.0%
Rate (percent) 4.2 4.2 5.4
Contact: David Cole, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3145
% Chg. % Chg.
JACKSON MSA (Jackson County) May 2015 June 2015 Month June 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 73,800 73,200 -0.8% 74,700 -2.0%
Total Employment 69,600 69,000 -0.9% 69,500 -0.7%
Unemployment 4,200 4,200 0.0% 5,200 -19.2%
Rate (percent) 5.7 5.8 6.9
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
KALAMAZOO - PORTAGE MSA % Chg. % Chg.
 (Kalamazoo, Van Buren counties) May 2015 June 2015 Month June 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 165,800 166,200 0.2% 165,600 0.4%
Total Employment 157,200 157,700 0.3% 154,900 1.8%
Unemployment 8,600 8,500 -1.2% 10,700 -20.6%
Rate (percent) 5.2 5.1 6.5
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
% Chg. % Chg.
LANSING - EAST LANSING MSA May 2015 June 2015 Month June 2014 Year
(Clinton, Eaton, Ingham counties)
Civilian Labor Force 246,000 240,100 -2.4% 240,800 -0.3%
Total Employment 234,100 228,100 -2.6% 225,800 1.0%
Unemployment 11,900 12,000 0.8% 15,000 -20.0%
Rate (percent) 4.8 5.0 6.2
Contact: Luke Bunge, DTMB Economic Analyst
(517) 335-3875
MIDLAND MSA (Midland County) May 2015 June 2015 Month June 2014
Civilian Labor Force 42,500 41,900 -1.4% 42,400 -1.2%
Total Employment 40,300 39,800 -1.2% 39,700 0.3%
Unemployment 2,200 2,200 0.0% 2,700 -18.5%
Rate (percent) 5.2 5.2 6.3
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MONROE MSA (Monroe County) May 2015 June 2015 Month June 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 77,500 76,700 -1.0% 76,300 0.5%
Total Employment 73,600 73,000 -0.8% 71,600 2.0%
Unemployment 3,800 3,700 -2.6% 4,700 -21.3%
Rate (percent) 4.9 4.8 6.2
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
MUSKEGON - NORTON SHORES MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Muskegon County) May 2015 June 2015 Month June 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 78,700 78,400 -0.4% 78,500 -0.1%
Total Employment 73,900 73,600 -0.4% 72,400 1.7%
Unemployment 4,800 4,800 0.0% 6,100 -21.3%
Rate (percent) 6.1 6.1 7.7
Contact: David Cole, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3145
% Chg. % Chg.
NILES - BENTON HARBOR MSA (Berrien County) May 2015 June 2015 Month June 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 75,000 75,400 0.5% 75,600 -0.3%
Total Employment 70,800 71,200 0.6% 70,300 1.3%
Unemployment 4,200 4,100 -2.4% 5,300 -22.6%
Rate (percent) 5.6 5.5 7.0
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
SAGINAW MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Saginaw County) May 2015 June 2015 Month June 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 89,600 89,500 -0.1% 90,500 -1.1%
Total Employment 84,200 84,100 -0.1% 83,400 0.8%
Unemployment 5,500 5,400 -1.8% 7,100 -23.9%
Rate (percent) 6.1 6.0 7.8
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
% Chg. % Chg.
UPPER PENINSULA LMA (15 counties) May 2015 June 2015 Month June 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 142,700 143,800 0.8% 145,400 -1.1%
Total Employment 132,700 134,200 1.1% 133,500 0.5%
Unemployment 10,000 9,600 -4.0% 11,900 -19.3%
Rate (percent) 7.0 6.7 8.2
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) May 2015 June 2015 Month June 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 84,900 86,100 1.4% 86,300 -0.2%
Total Employment 78,700 80,100 1.8% 78,700 1.8%
Unemployment 6,300 6,000 -4.8% 7,600 -21.1%
Rate (percent) 7.4 7.0 8.8
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) May 2015 June 2015 Month June 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 151,200 156,200 3.3% 156,200 0.0%
Total Employment 141,900 147,400 3.9% 144,900 1.7%
Unemployment 9,300 8,800 -5.4% 11,200 -21.4%
Rate (percent) 6.2 5.6 7.2
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