Michigan's Employment Snapshot
Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) June 2015 July 2015 Month July 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,740 4,728 -0.3% 4,746 -0.4%
Total Employment 4,479 4,479 0.0% 4,416 1.4%
Unemployment 261 249 -4.6% 330 -24.5%
Rate (percent) 5.5 5.3 7.0
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) June 2015 July 2015 Month July 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 157,037 157,106 0.0% 156,048 0.7%
Total Employment 148,739 148,840 0.1% 146,401 1.7%
Unemployment 8,299 8,266 -0.4% 9,648 -14.3%
Rate (percent) 5.3 5.3 6.2
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
DETROIT - WARREN - DEARBORN MSA (Data in thousands) % Chg. % Chg.
(Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, St.Clair, Oakland, June 2015 July 2015 Month July 2014 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 1,993 1,992 -0.1% 2,018 -1.3%
Total Employment 1,871 1,877 0.3% 1,850 1.5%
Unemployment 122 115 -5.7% 168 -31.5%
Rate (percent) 6.1 5.8 8.3
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) June 2015 July 2015 Month July 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,802 4,806 0.1% 4,835 -0.6%
Total Employment 4,522 4,513 -0.2% 4,416 2.2%
Unemployment 280 293 4.6% 418 -29.9%
Rate (percent) 5.8 6.1 8.7
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) June 2015 July 2015 Month July 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 158,283 158,527 0.2% 157,573 0.6%
Total Employment 149,645 149,722 0.1% 147,265 1.7%
Unemployment 8,638 8,805 1.9% 10,307 -14.6%
Rate (percent) 5.5 5.6 6.5
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
ANN ARBOR MSA (Washtenaw County) June 2015 July 2015 Month July 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 187,800 187,000 -0.4% 186,300 0.4%
Total Employment 179,600 178,600 -0.6% 174,400 2.4%
Unemployment 8,200 8,300 1.2% 11,800 -29.7%
Rate (percent) 4.3 4.5 6.3
Contact: Luke Bunge, DTMB Economic Analyst
(517) 335-3875
% Chg. % Chg.
BATTLE CREEK MSA  (Calhoun County) June 2015 July 2015 Month July 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 66,000 65,700 -0.5% 64,500 1.9%
Total Employment 62,400 61,900 -0.8% 59,500 4.0%
Unemployment 3,600 3,800 5.6% 5,000 -24.0%
Rate (percent) 5.4 5.7 7.7
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
% Chg. % Chg.
BAY CITY MSA (Bay County) June 2015 July 2015 Month July 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 53,500 53,000 -0.9% 53,800 -1.5%
Total Employment 50,300 49,800 -1.0% 49,400 0.8%
Unemployment 3,200 3,200 0.0% 4,500 -28.9%
Rate (percent) 5.9 6.0 8.3
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, June 2015 July 2015 Month July 2014 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 2,015 2,031 0.8% 2,064 -1.6%
Total Employment 1,883 1,888 0.3% 1,860 1.5%
Unemployment 132 142 7.6% 204 -30.4%
Rate (percent) 6.6 7.0 9.9
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
FLINT MSA (Genesee County) June 2015 July 2015 Month July 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 185,900 184,500 -0.8% 186,400 -1.0%
Total Employment 174,200 172,000 -1.3% 169,000 1.8%
Unemployment 11,700 12,500 6.8% 17,400 -28.2%
Rate (percent) 6.3 6.8 9.3
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
GRAND RAPIDS - WYOMING MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Barry, Kent, Montcalm, Ottawa counties) June 2015 July 2015 Month July 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 565,500 563,600 -0.3% 548,400 2.8%
Total Employment 541,800 539,900 -0.4% 513,800 5.1%
Unemployment 23,700 23,700 0.0% 34,700 -31.7%
Rate (percent) 4.2 4.2 6.3
Contact: Michelle Wein, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 241-8272
% Chg. % Chg.
JACKSON MSA (Jackson County) June 2015 July 2015 Month July 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 73,400 73,200 -0.3% 73,900 -0.9%
Total Employment 69,200 68,800 -0.6% 68,000 1.2%
Unemployment 4,200 4,400 4.8% 5,800 -24.1%
Rate (percent) 5.7 6.0 7.9
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
KALAMAZOO - PORTAGE MSA % Chg. % Chg.
 (Kalamazoo, Van Buren counties) June 2015 July 2015 Month July 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 165,900 164,500 -0.8% 164,300 0.1%
Total Employment 157,400 155,900 -1.0% 152,400 2.3%
Unemployment 8,500 8,600 1.2% 11,900 -27.7%
Rate (percent) 5.1 5.2 7.2
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
% Chg. % Chg.
LANSING - EAST LANSING MSA June 2015 July 2015 Month July 2014 Year
(Clinton, Eaton, Ingham counties)
Civilian Labor Force 240,000 239,000 -0.4% 240,200 -0.5%
Total Employment 228,000 226,900 -0.5% 221,900 2.3%
Unemployment 12,000 12,100 0.8% 18,300 -33.9%
Rate (percent) 5.0 5.1 7.6
Contact: Luke Bunge, DTMB Economic Analyst
(517) 335-3875
MIDLAND MSA (Midland County) June 2015 July 2015 Month July 2014
Civilian Labor Force 42,000 41,700 -0.7% 42,000 -0.7%
Total Employment 39,900 39,600 -0.8% 39,000 1.5%
Unemployment 2,200 2,200 0.0% 3,000 -26.7%
Rate (percent) 5.2 5.2 7.2
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MONROE MSA (Monroe County) June 2015 July 2015 Month July 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 76,700 76,300 -0.5% 76,600 -0.4%
Total Employment 73,000 72,200 -1.1% 70,700 2.1%
Unemployment 3,700 4,000 8.1% 5,900 -32.2%
Rate (percent) 4.8 5.3 7.7
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
MUSKEGON - NORTON SHORES MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Muskegon County) June 2015 July 2015 Month July 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 78,400 78,800 0.5% 78,900 -0.1%
Total Employment 73,600 73,800 0.3% 71,900 2.6%
Unemployment 4,800 4,900 2.1% 7,100 -31.0%
Rate (percent) 6.1 6.3 9.0
Contact: Michelle Wein, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 241-8272
% Chg. % Chg.
NILES - BENTON HARBOR MSA (Berrien County) June 2015 July 2015 Month July 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 75,200 75,100 -0.1% 75,500 -0.5%
Total Employment 71,100 70,900 -0.3% 69,700 1.7%
Unemployment 4,100 4,200 2.4% 5,800 -27.6%
Rate (percent) 5.5 5.6 7.7
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
SAGINAW MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Saginaw County) June 2015 July 2015 Month July 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 89,700 89,300 -0.4% 90,000 -0.8%
Total Employment 84,400 83,800 -0.7% 82,000 2.2%
Unemployment 5,400 5,500 1.9% 8,000 -31.3%
Rate (percent) 6.0 6.2 8.8
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
% Chg. % Chg.
UPPER PENINSULA LMA (15 counties) June 2015 July 2015 Month July 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 143,900 143,900 0.0% 145,800 -1.3%
Total Employment 134,300 134,100 -0.1% 133,000 0.8%
Unemployment 9,600 9,800 2.1% 12,800 -23.4%
Rate (percent) 6.7 6.8 8.8
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) June 2015 July 2015 Month July 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 86,200 86,100 -0.1% 86,900 -0.9%
Total Employment 80,200 80,200 0.0% 78,500 2.2%
Unemployment 6,000 5,900 -1.7% 8,400 -29.8%
Rate (percent) 7.0 6.9 9.7
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) June 2015 July 2015 Month July 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 156,300 158,100 1.2% 158,900 -0.5%
Total Employment 147,500 149,500 1.4% 146,500 2.0%
Unemployment 8,800 8,600 -2.3% 12,400 -30.6%
Rate (percent) 5.6 5.4 7.8
Contact: Michelle Wein, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 241-8272
Source:  Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB)
Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives
2014 Data Revised March 2015