Michigan's Employment Snapshot
Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) January 2015 February 2015 Month February 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,763 4,758 -0.1% 4,751 0.1%
Total Employment 4,464 4,477 0.3% 4,381 2.2%
Unemployment 299 281 -6.0% 369 -23.8%
Rate (percent) 6.3 5.9 7.8
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) January 2015 February 2015 Month February 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 157,180 157,002 -0.1% 155,688 0.8%
Total Employment 148,201 148,297 0.1% 145,301 2.1%
Unemployment 8,979 8,705 -3.1% 10,387 -16.2%
Rate (percent) 5.7 5.5 6.7
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
DETROIT - WARREN - DEARBORN MSA (Data in thousands) % Chg. % Chg.
(Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, St.Clair, Oakland, January 2015 February 2015 Month February 2014 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 2,019 2,007 -0.6% 2,024 -0.8%
Total Employment 1,870 1,870 0.0% 1,837 1.8%
Unemployment 149 137 -8.1% 188 -27.1%
Rate (percent) 7.4 6.8 9.3
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) December 2014 January 2015 Month January 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,712 4,722 0.2% 4,679 0.9%
Total Employment 4,448 4,409 -0.9% 4,286 2.9%
Unemployment 264 313 18.6% 394 -20.6%
Rate (percent) 5.6 6.6 8.4
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) December 2014 January 2015 Month January 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 155,521 156,050 0.3% 154,381 1.1%
Total Employment 147,190 146,552 -0.4% 143,526 2.1%
Unemployment 8,331 9,498 14.0% 10,855 -12.5%
Rate (percent) 5.4 6.1 7.0
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
ANN ARBOR MSA (Washtenaw County) December 2014 January 2015 Month January 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 186,900 186,300 -0.3% 182,600 2.0%
Total Employment 180,700 178,900 -1.0% 173,400 3.2%
Unemployment 6,300 7,300 15.9% 9,200 -20.7%
Rate (percent) 3.3 3.9 5.0
Contact: Jeff Aula, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3144
% Chg. % Chg.
BATTLE CREEK MSA  (Calhoun County) December 2014 January 2015 Month January 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 64,000 63,800 -0.3% 62,500 2.1%
Total Employment 60,900 60,000 -1.5% 58,000 3.4%
Unemployment 3,100 3,700 19.4% 4,500 -17.8%
Rate (percent) 4.8 5.9 7.2
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
% Chg. % Chg.
BAY CITY MSA (Bay County) December 2014 January 2015 Month January 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 53,000 53,300 0.6% 52,900 0.8%
Total Employment 50,000 49,600 -0.8% 48,200 2.9%
Unemployment 3,000 3,700 23.3% 4,700 -21.3%
Rate (percent) 5.6 7.0 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, December 2014 January 2015 Month January 2014 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 2,003 1,999 -0.2% 1,998 0.1%
Total Employment 1,874 1,852 -1.2% 1,813 2.2%
Unemployment 129 147 14.0% 186 -21.0%
Rate (percent) 6.5 7.4 9.3
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
FLINT MSA (Genesee County) December 2014 January 2015 Month January 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 184,700 185,400 0.4% 182,200 1.8%
Total Employment 174,000 172,200 -1.0% 164,200 4.9%
Unemployment 10,700 13,100 22.4% 18,000 -27.2%
Rate (percent) 5.8 7.1 9.9
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
GRAND RAPIDS - WYOMING MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Barry, Kent, Montcalm, Ottawa counties) December 2014 January 2015 Month January 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 541,900 547,800 1.1% 532,000 3.0%
Total Employment 521,800 523,300 0.3% 501,800 4.3%
Unemployment 20,100 24,400 21.4% 30,200 -19.2%
Rate (percent) 3.7 4.5 5.7
Contact: Bruce Weaver, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3091
% Chg. % Chg.
JACKSON MSA (Jackson County) December 2014 January 2015 Month January 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 72,300 72,800 0.7% 71,500 1.8%
Total Employment 68,600 68,300 -0.4% 66,000 3.5%
Unemployment 3,700 4,500 21.6% 5,500 -18.2%
Rate (percent) 5.1 6.2 7.7
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
KALAMAZOO - PORTAGE MSA % Chg. % Chg.
 (Kalamazoo, Van Buren counties) December 2014 January 2015 Month January 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 162,100 162,700 0.4% 160,100 1.6%
Total Employment 154,500 153,600 -0.6% 148,900 3.2%
Unemployment 7,600 9,100 19.7% 11,200 -18.8%
Rate (percent) 4.7 5.6 7.0
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
% Chg. % Chg.
LANSING - EAST LANSING MSA December 2014 January 2015 Month January 2014 Year
(Clinton, Eaton, Ingham counties)
Civilian Labor Force 239,800 241,300 0.6% 237,800 1.5%
Total Employment 229,800 228,200 -0.7% 223,300 2.2%
Unemployment 10,000 13,100 31.0% 14,500 -9.7%
Rate (percent) 4.2 5.4 6.1
Contact: Jeff Aula, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3144
MIDLAND MSA (Midland County) December 2014 January 2015 Month January 2014
Civilian Labor Force 41,200 41,200 0.0% 40,600 1.5%
Total Employment 39,300 38,900 -1.0% 37,600 3.5%
Unemployment 1,900 2,400 26.3% 3,000 -20.0%
Rate (percent) 4.6 5.7 7.3
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MONROE MSA (Monroe County) December 2014 January 2015 Month January 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 75,200 75,200 0.0% 74,400 1.1%
Total Employment 72,000 71,200 -1.1% 68,800 3.5%
Unemployment 3,200 4,000 25.0% 5,600 -28.6%
Rate (percent) 4.3 5.3 7.5
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
MUSKEGON - NORTON SHORES MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Muskegon County) December 2014 January 2015 Month January 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 76,100 76,700 0.8% 75,300 1.9%
Total Employment 71,700 71,600 -0.1% 68,600 4.4%
Unemployment 4,300 5,000 16.3% 6,700 -25.4%
Rate (percent) 5.7 6.5 8.9
Contact: Bruce Weaver, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3091
% Chg. % Chg.
NILES - BENTON HARBOR MSA (Berrien County) December 2014 January 2015 Month January 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 72,000 72,000 0.0% 71,300 1.0%
Total Employment 68,300 67,500 -1.2% 65,500 3.1%
Unemployment 3,800 4,500 18.4% 5,800 -22.4%
Rate (percent) 5.2 6.3 8.2
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
SAGINAW MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Saginaw County) December 2014 January 2015 Month January 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 89,500 89,200 -0.3% 88,400 0.9%
Total Employment 84,600 83,100 -1.8% 80,600 3.1%
Unemployment 4,900 6,100 24.5% 7,800 -21.8%
Rate (percent) 5.5 6.8 8.8
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
% Chg. % Chg.
UPPER PENINSULA LMA (15 counties) December 2014 January 2015 Month January 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 140,900 142,700 1.3% 142,100 0.4%
Total Employment 131,300 131,000 -0.2% 128,000 2.3%
Unemployment 9,500 11,600 22.1% 14,200 -18.3%
Rate (percent) 6.8 8.2 10.0
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) December 2014 January 2015 Month January 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 80,400 81,400 1.2% 81,700 -0.4%
Total Employment 73,600 72,500 -1.5% 70,600 2.7%
Unemployment 6,900 8,900 29.0% 11,100 -19.8%
Rate (percent) 8.5 11.0 13.6
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) December 2014 January 2015 Month January 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 144,500 145,000 0.3% 143,800 0.8%
Total Employment 135,300 133,500 -1.3% 129,200 3.3%
Unemployment 9,200 11,600 26.1% 14,500 -20.0%
Rate (percent) 6.4 8.0 10.1
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