Michigan's Employment Snapshot
Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) March 2015 April 2015 Month April 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,747 4,741 -0.1% 4,751 -0.2%
Total Employment 4,480 4,483 0.1% 4,395 2.0%
Unemployment 267 257 -3.7% 355 -27.6%
Rate (percent) 5.6 5.4 7.5
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) March 2015 April 2015 Month April 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 156,906 157,072 0.1% 155,240 1.2%
Total Employment 148,331 148,523 0.1% 145,724 1.9%
Unemployment 8,575 8,549 -0.3% 9,696 -11.8%
Rate (percent) 5.5 5.4 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, March 2015 April 2015 Month April 2014 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 1,991 1,987 -0.2% 2,023 -1.8%
Total Employment 1,865 1,865 0.0% 1,843 1.2%
Unemployment 127 122 -3.9% 180 -32.2%
Rate (percent) 6.4 6.2 8.9
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) February 2015 March 2015 Month March 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,698 4,693 -0.1% 4,753 -1.3%
Total Employment 4,424 4,426 0.0% 4,350 1.7%
Unemployment 274 267 -2.6% 403 -33.7%
Rate (percent) 5.8 5.7 8.5
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) February 2015 March 2015 Month March 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 156,213 156,318 0.1% 155,627 0.4%
Total Employment 147,118 147,635 0.4% 145,090 1.8%
Unemployment 9,095 8,682 -4.5% 10,537 -17.6%
Rate (percent) 5.8 5.6 6.8
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
ANN ARBOR MSA (Washtenaw County) February 2015 March 2015 Month March 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 186,700 187,400 0.4% 187,300 0.1%
Total Employment 180,300 180,900 0.3% 177,600 1.9%
Unemployment 6,400 6,500 1.6% 9,800 -33.7%
Rate (percent) 3.4 3.5 5.2
Contact: Luke Bunge, DTMB Economic Analyst
(517) 335-3875
% Chg. % Chg.
BATTLE CREEK MSA  (Calhoun County) February 2015 March 2015 Month March 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 64,700 64,700 0.0% 63,800 1.4%
Total Employment 61,300 61,300 0.0% 59,200 3.5%
Unemployment 3,400 3,400 0.0% 4,600 -26.1%
Rate (percent) 5.2 5.2 7.3
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
% Chg. % Chg.
BAY CITY MSA (Bay County) February 2015 March 2015 Month March 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 53,300 53,100 -0.4% 53,700 -1.1%
Total Employment 49,800 49,700 -0.2% 48,900 1.6%
Unemployment 3,400 3,400 0.0% 4,800 -29.2%
Rate (percent) 6.4 6.3 8.9
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, February 2015 March 2015 Month March 2014 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 1,973 1,961 -0.6% 2,023 -3.1%
Total Employment 1,848 1,843 -0.3% 1,833 0.5%
Unemployment 125 118 -5.6% 189 -37.6%
Rate (percent) 6.3 6.0 9.4
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
FLINT MSA (Genesee County) February 2015 March 2015 Month March 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 185,600 185,100 -0.3% 185,500 -0.2%
Total Employment 174,000 173,400 -0.3% 168,500 2.9%
Unemployment 11,600 11,800 1.7% 16,900 -30.2%
Rate (percent) 6.2 6.3 9.1
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
GRAND RAPIDS - WYOMING MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Barry, Kent, Montcalm, Ottawa counties) February 2015 March 2015 Month March 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 547,900 550,300 0.4% 541,100 1.7%
Total Employment 526,400 528,700 0.4% 509,400 3.8%
Unemployment 21,500 21,700 0.9% 31,700 -31.5%
Rate (percent) 3.9 3.9 5.9
Contact: Bruce Weaver, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3091
% Chg. % Chg.
JACKSON MSA (Jackson County) February 2015 March 2015 Month March 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 72,700 72,800 0.1% 73,000 -0.3%
Total Employment 68,600 68,800 0.3% 67,300 2.2%
Unemployment 4,100 4,000 -2.4% 5,700 -29.8%
Rate (percent) 5.6 5.5 7.8
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
KALAMAZOO - PORTAGE MSA % Chg. % Chg.
 (Kalamazoo, Van Buren counties) February 2015 March 2015 Month March 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 163,900 163,900 0.0% 163,800 0.1%
Total Employment 155,700 155,800 0.1% 152,100 2.4%
Unemployment 8,200 8,100 -1.2% 11,700 -30.8%
Rate (percent) 5.0 4.9 7.2
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
% Chg. % Chg.
LANSING - EAST LANSING MSA February 2015 March 2015 Month March 2014 Year
(Clinton, Eaton, Ingham counties)
Civilian Labor Force 242,500 242,000 -0.2% 242,700 -0.3%
Total Employment 231,400 231,100 -0.1% 227,400 1.6%
Unemployment 11,100 10,900 -1.8% 15,300 -28.8%
Rate (percent) 4.6 4.5 6.3
Contact: Luke Bunge, DTMB Economic Analyst
(517) 335-3875
MIDLAND MSA (Midland County) February 2015 March 2015 Month March 2014
Civilian Labor Force 41,300 41,400 0.2% 41,500 -0.2%
Total Employment 39,100 39,200 0.3% 38,400 2.1%
Unemployment 2,200 2,200 0.0% 3,100 -29.0%
Rate (percent) 5.3 5.4 7.5
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MONROE MSA (Monroe County) February 2015 March 2015 Month March 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 75,700 76,300 0.8% 75,900 0.5%
Total Employment 72,200 72,700 0.7% 70,700 2.8%
Unemployment 3,600 3,600 0.0% 5,200 -30.8%
Rate (percent) 4.7 4.7 6.8
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
MUSKEGON - NORTON SHORES MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Muskegon County) February 2015 March 2015 Month March 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 76,700 76,700 0.0% 76,700 0.0%
Total Employment 72,100 72,100 0.0% 70,000 3.0%
Unemployment 4,600 4,500 -2.2% 6,700 -32.8%
Rate (percent) 6.0 5.9 8.7
Contact: Bruce Weaver, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3091
% Chg. % Chg.
NILES - BENTON HARBOR MSA (Berrien County) February 2015 March 2015 Month March 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 72,100 72,800 1.0% 73,000 -0.3%
Total Employment 68,000 68,800 1.2% 67,000 2.7%
Unemployment 4,000 3,900 -2.5% 6,000 -35.0%
Rate (percent) 5.6 5.4 8.2
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
SAGINAW MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Saginaw County) February 2015 March 2015 Month March 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 88,600 88,600 0.0% 89,500 -1.0%
Total Employment 83,200 83,200 0.0% 81,500 2.1%
Unemployment 5,400 5,400 0.0% 8,000 -32.5%
Rate (percent) 6.1 6.1 8.9
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
% Chg. % Chg.
UPPER PENINSULA LMA (15 counties) February 2015 March 2015 Month March 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 142,800 142,500 -0.2% 144,300 -1.2%
Total Employment 131,700 131,400 -0.2% 129,200 1.7%
Unemployment 11,100 11,100 0.0% 15,100 -26.5%
Rate (percent) 7.7 7.8 10.5
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 2015 March 2015 Month March 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 80,500 81,000 0.6% 82,700 -2.1%
Total Employment 72,300 72,800 0.7% 71,300 2.1%
Unemployment 8,300 8,100 -2.4% 11,400 -28.9%
Rate (percent) 10.3 10.0 13.8
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) February 2015 March 2015 Month March 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 143,500 144,000 0.3% 145,200 -0.8%
Total Employment 132,700 133,300 0.5% 130,200 2.4%
Unemployment 10,800 10,700 -0.9% 15,000 -28.7%
Rate (percent) 7.5 7.4 10.3
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