Michigan's Employment Snapshot
Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) September 2014 October 2014 Month October 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,733 4,738 0.1% 4,699 0.8%
Total Employment 4,390 4,403 0.3% 4,293 2.6%
Unemployment 343 335 -2.3% 406 -17.5%
Rate (percent) 7.2 7.1 8.6
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 155,862 156,278 0.3% 154,625 1.1%
Total Employment 146,600 147,283 0.5% 143,485 2.6%
Unemployment 9,262 8,995 -2.9% 11,140 -19.3%
Rate (percent) 5.9 5.8 7.2
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
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 2,006 2,013 0.3% 2,034 -1.0%
Total Employment 1,839 1,846 0.4% 1,848 -0.1%
Unemployment 167 166 -0.6% 186 -10.8%
Rate (percent) 8.3 8.3 9.1
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) August 2014 September 2014 Month September 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,759 4,738 -0.4% 4,714 0.5%
Total Employment 4,442 4,420 -0.5% 4,326 2.2%
Unemployment 317 317 0.0% 388 -18.3%
Rate (percent) 6.7 6.7 8.2
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) August 2014 September 2014 Month September 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 156,434 155,903 -0.3% 155,536 0.2%
Total Employment 146,647 146,941 0.2% 144,651 1.6%
Unemployment 9,787 8,962 -8.4% 10,885 -17.7%
Rate (percent) 6.3 5.7 7.0
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
ANN ARBOR MSA (Washtenaw County) August 2014 September 2014 Month September 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 187,100 186,400 -0.4% 182,300 2.2%
Total Employment 178,600 177,700 -0.5% 171,900 3.4%
Unemployment 8,500 8,700 2.4% 10,500 -17.1%
Rate (percent) 4.6 4.7 5.8
Contact: Jeff Aula, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3144
% Chg. % Chg.
BATTLE CREEK MSA  (Calhoun County) August 2014 September 2014 Month September 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 66,500 65,700 -1.2% 64,600 1.7%
Total Employment 62,800 62,000 -1.3% 60,000 3.3%
Unemployment 3,700 3,700 0.0% 4,600 -19.6%
Rate (percent) 5.5 5.6 7.2
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
BAY CITY MSA (Bay County) August 2014 September 2014 Month September 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 52,900 52,500 -0.8% 51,500 1.9%
Total Employment 49,500 49,300 -0.4% 47,300 4.2%
Unemployment 3,400 3,200 -5.9% 4,300 -25.6%
Rate (percent) 6.3 6.1 8.3
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, August 2014 September 2014 Month September 2013 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 2,017 2,017 0.0% 2,048 -1.5%
Total Employment 1,858 1,854 -0.2% 1,862 -0.4%
Unemployment 159 162 1.9% 186 -12.9%
Rate (percent) 7.9 8.1 9.1
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
FLINT MSA (Genesee County) August 2014 September 2014 Month September 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 185,200 183,300 -1.0% 183,100 0.1%
Total Employment 172,300 170,500 -1.0% 166,000 2.7%
Unemployment 12,900 12,700 -1.6% 17,100 -25.7%
Rate (percent) 7.0 7.0 9.4
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
GRAND RAPIDS - WYOMING MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Barry, Ionia, Kent, Newaygo counties) August 2014 September 2014 Month September 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 417,500 414,900 -0.6% 398,800 4.0%
Total Employment 397,700 395,400 -0.6% 373,800 5.8%
Unemployment 19,900 19,500 -2.0% 25,000 -22.0%
Rate (percent) 4.8 4.7 6.3
Contact: Ryan Gimarc, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 241-8272
HOLLAND - GRAND HAVEN MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Ottawa County) August 2014 September 2014 Month September 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 137,800 137,400 -0.3% 131,800 4.2%
Total Employment 131,400 131,200 -0.2% 123,500 6.2%
Unemployment 6,400 6,200 -3.1% 8,200 -24.4%
Rate (percent) 4.6 4.5 6.2
Contact: Ryan Gimarc, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 241-8272
% Chg. % Chg.
JACKSON MSA (Jackson County) August 2014 September 2014 Month September 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 71,300 70,100 -1.7% 69,700 0.6%
Total Employment 66,800 65,600 -1.8% 64,000 2.5%
Unemployment 4,500 4,500 0.0% 5,800 -22.4%
Rate (percent) 6.3 6.4 8.3
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
KALAMAZOO - PORTAGE MSA % Chg. % Chg.
 (Kalamazoo, Van Buren counties) August 2014 September 2014 Month September 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 163,800 163,900 0.1% 160,100 2.4%
Total Employment 154,900 155,000 0.1% 148,800 4.2%
Unemployment 8,900 8,900 0.0% 11,300 -21.2%
Rate (percent) 5.4 5.4 7.0
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
% Chg. % Chg.
LANSING - EAST LANSING MSA August 2014 September 2014 Month September 2013 Year
(Clinton, Eaton, Ingham counties)
Civilian Labor Force 238,300 239,900 0.7% 233,200 2.9%
Total Employment 225,300 227,400 0.9% 217,400 4.6%
Unemployment 13,000 12,500 -3.8% 15,800 -20.9%
Rate (percent) 5.5 5.2 6.8
Contact: Jeff Aula, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3144
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MONROE MSA (Monroe County) August 2014 September 2014 Month September 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 71,800 71,300 -0.7% 70,400 1.3%
Total Employment 67,300 67,100 -0.3% 65,300 2.8%
Unemployment 4,500 4,200 -6.7% 5,100 -17.6%
Rate (percent) 6.3 5.9 7.3
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
MUSKEGON - NORTON SHORES MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Muskegon County) August 2014 September 2014 Month September 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 85,700 84,400 -1.5% 82,700 2.1%
Total Employment 80,500 79,300 -1.5% 75,700 4.8%
Unemployment 5,200 5,100 -1.9% 7,000 -27.1%
Rate (percent) 6.1 6.1 8.5
Contact: Ryan Gimarc, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 241-8272
% Chg. % Chg.
NILES - BENTON HARBOR MSA (Berrien County) August 2014 September 2014 Month September 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 74,000 72,500 -2.0% 72,000 0.7%
Total Employment 69,500 68,200 -1.9% 65,900 3.5%
Unemployment 4,500 4,400 -2.2% 6,000 -26.7%
Rate (percent) 6.1 6.0 8.4
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
SAGINAW - SAGINAW TOWNSHIP NORTH MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Saginaw County) August 2014 September 2014 Month September 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 92,500 92,300 -0.2% 89,800 2.8%
Total Employment 86,500 86,400 -0.1% 82,200 5.1%
Unemployment 6,000 5,900 -1.7% 7,700 -23.4%
Rate (percent) 6.5 6.4 8.5
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
% Chg. % Chg.
UPPER PENINSULA LMA (15 counties) August 2014 September 2014 Month September 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 149,400 148,900 -0.3% 147,200 1.2%
Total Employment 139,600 139,400 -0.1% 135,100 3.2%
Unemployment 9,800 9,500 -3.1% 12,000 -20.8%
Rate (percent) 6.6 6.4 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) August 2014 September 2014 Month September 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 88,200 86,500 -1.9% 86,300 0.2%
Total Employment 81,900 80,300 -2.0% 77,800 3.2%
Unemployment 6,400 6,200 -3.1% 8,500 -27.1%
Rate (percent) 7.2 7.2 9.8
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) August 2014 September 2014 Month September 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 154,600 147,900 -4.3% 146,600 0.9%
Total Employment 145,400 138,800 -4.5% 134,100 3.5%
Unemployment 9,100 9,000 -1.1% 12,500 -28.0%
Rate (percent) 5.9 6.1 8.5
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