Michigan's Employment Snapshot
Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) April 2015 May 2015 Month May 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,740 4,750 0.2% 4,748 0.0%
Total Employment 4,483 4,487 0.1% 4,402 1.9%
Unemployment 257 264 2.7% 347 -23.9%
Rate (percent) 5.4 5.5 7.3
Contact: Bruce Weaver, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3091
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) April 2015 May 2015 Month May 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 157,072 157,469 0.3% 155,629 1.2%
Total Employment 148,523 148,795 0.2% 145,868 2.0%
Unemployment 8,549 8,674 1.5% 9,761 -11.1%
Rate (percent) 5.4 5.5 6.3
Contact: Bruce Weaver, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3091
DETROIT - WARREN - DEARBORN MSA (Data in thousands) % Chg. % Chg.
(Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, St.Clair, Oakland, April 2015 May 2015 Month May 2014 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 1,987 1,992 0.3% 2,021 -1.4%
Total Employment 1,864 1,867 0.2% 1,845 1.2%
Unemployment 122 125 2.5% 176 -29.0%
Rate (percent) 6.2 6.3 8.7
Contact: Bruce Weaver, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3091
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) April 2015 May 2015 Month May 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,677 4,797 2.6% 4,771 0.5%
Total Employment 4,453 4,515 1.4% 4,412 2.3%
Unemployment 224 282 25.9% 359 -21.4%
Rate (percent) 4.8 5.9 7.5
Contact: Bruce Weaver, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3091
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) April 2015 May 2015 Month May 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 156,554 157,719 0.7% 155,841 1.2%
Total Employment 148,587 149,349 0.5% 146,398 2.0%
Unemployment 7,966 8,370 5.1% 9,443 -11.4%
Rate (percent) 5.1 5.3 6.1
Contact: Bruce Weaver, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3091
% Chg. % Chg.
ANN ARBOR MSA (Washtenaw County) April 2015 May 2015 Month May 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 188,500 190,800 1.2% 189,300 0.8%
Total Employment 182,500 182,700 0.1% 179,300 1.9%
Unemployment 6,000 8,000 33.3% 10,000 -20.0%
Rate (percent) 3.2 4.2 5.3
Contact: Luke Bunge, DTMB Economic Analyst
(517) 335-3875
% Chg. % Chg.
BATTLE CREEK MSA  (Calhoun County) April 2015 May 2015 Month May 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 64,500 66,000 2.3% 65,100 1.4%
Total Employment 61,600 62,400 1.3% 60,900 2.5%
Unemployment 2,900 3,600 24.1% 4,200 -14.3%
Rate (percent) 4.5 5.4 6.5
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
% Chg. % Chg.
BAY CITY MSA (Bay County) April 2015 May 2015 Month May 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 52,800 53,800 1.9% 53,800 0.0%
Total Employment 50,000 50,500 1.0% 49,800 1.4%
Unemployment 2,800 3,300 17.9% 4,000 -17.5%
Rate (percent) 5.4 6.1 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, April 2015 May 2015 Month May 2014 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 1,952 2,003 2.6% 2,014 -0.5%
Total Employment 1,853 1,871 1.0% 1,841 1.6%
Unemployment 99 132 33.3% 172 -23.3%
Rate (percent) 5.1 6.6 8.6
Contact: Bruce Weaver, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3091
% Chg. % Chg.
FLINT MSA (Genesee County) April 2015 May 2015 Month May 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 184,400 187,700 1.8% 186,600 0.6%
Total Employment 174,400 175,800 0.8% 171,600 2.4%
Unemployment 9,900 12,000 21.2% 15,000 -20.0%
Rate (percent) 5.4 6.4 8.0
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
GRAND RAPIDS - WYOMING MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Barry, Kent, Montcalm, Ottawa counties) April 2015 May 2015 Month May 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 551,300 566,800 2.8% 547,500 3.5%
Total Employment 532,900 543,300 2.0% 518,600 4.8%
Unemployment 18,400 23,600 28.3% 28,800 -18.1%
Rate (percent) 3.3 4.2 5.3
Contact: David Cole, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3145
% Chg. % Chg.
JACKSON MSA (Jackson County) April 2015 May 2015 Month May 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 72,400 74,000 2.2% 74,000 0.0%
Total Employment 68,900 69,800 1.3% 68,900 1.3%
Unemployment 3,400 4,200 23.5% 5,100 -17.6%
Rate (percent) 4.8 5.7 6.9
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
KALAMAZOO - PORTAGE MSA % Chg. % Chg.
 (Kalamazoo, Van Buren counties) April 2015 May 2015 Month May 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 163,800 165,800 1.2% 163,900 1.2%
Total Employment 157,000 157,200 0.1% 153,400 2.5%
Unemployment 6,900 8,600 24.6% 10,400 -17.3%
Rate (percent) 4.2 5.2 6.4
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
% Chg. % Chg.
LANSING - EAST LANSING MSA April 2015 May 2015 Month May 2014 Year
(Clinton, Eaton, Ingham counties)
Civilian Labor Force 242,600 246,000 1.4% 245,300 0.3%
Total Employment 233,100 234,100 0.4% 229,600 2.0%
Unemployment 9,500 11,900 25.3% 15,700 -24.2%
Rate (percent) 3.9 4.8 6.4
Contact: Luke Bunge, DTMB Economic Analyst
(517) 335-3875
MIDLAND MSA (Midland County) April 2015 May 2015 Month May 2014
Civilian Labor Force 41,600 42,500 2.2% 42,100 1.0%
Total Employment 39,800 40,300 1.3% 39,500 2.0%
Unemployment 1,800 2,200 22.2% 2,600 -15.4%
Rate (percent) 4.4 5.2 6.2
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MONROE MSA (Monroe County) April 2015 May 2015 Month May 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 75,900 77,500 2.1% 76,700 1.0%
Total Employment 72,800 73,700 1.2% 71,800 2.6%
Unemployment 3,100 3,800 22.6% 4,900 -22.4%
Rate (percent) 4.1 4.9 6.4
Contact: Bruce Weaver, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3091
MUSKEGON - NORTON SHORES MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Muskegon County) April 2015 May 2015 Month May 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 77,100 78,800 2.2% 77,500 1.7%
Total Employment 73,200 73,900 1.0% 71,600 3.2%
Unemployment 3,900 4,800 23.1% 5,900 -18.6%
Rate (percent) 5.1 6.1 7.6
Contact: David Cole, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3145
% Chg. % Chg.
NILES - BENTON HARBOR MSA (Berrien County) April 2015 May 2015 Month May 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 73,100 75,000 2.6% 74,900 0.1%
Total Employment 69,700 70,800 1.6% 69,600 1.7%
Unemployment 3,400 4,200 23.5% 5,200 -19.2%
Rate (percent) 4.6 5.6 7.0
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
SAGINAW MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Saginaw County) April 2015 May 2015 Month May 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 88,300 89,800 1.7% 89,500 0.3%
Total Employment 83,800 84,300 0.6% 82,600 2.1%
Unemployment 4,600 5,500 19.6% 6,900 -20.3%
Rate (percent) 5.2 6.1 7.7
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
% Chg. % Chg.
UPPER PENINSULA LMA (15 counties) April 2015 May 2015 Month May 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 140,800 142,700 1.3% 142,800 -0.1%
Total Employment 131,400 132,700 1.0% 130,600 1.6%
Unemployment 9,400 10,000 6.4% 12,200 -18.0%
Rate (percent) 6.7 7.0 8.5
Contact: Bruce Weaver, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3091
NORTHEAST MICHIGAN (Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan,
 Crawford, Iosco, Montmorency,Ogemaw, Oscoda,   % Chg. % Chg.
Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon counties) April 2015 May 2015 Month May 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 79,700 84,900 6.5% 84,400 0.6%
Total Employment 73,600 78,600 6.8% 76,500 2.7%
Unemployment 6,100 6,300 3.3% 8,000 -21.3%
Rate (percent) 7.6 7.4 9.4
Contact: Bruce Weaver, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3091
NORTHWEST MICHIGAN (Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet,
Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, % Chg. % Chg.
Manistee, Missaukee, Wexford counties) April 2015 May 2015 Month May 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 142,600 151,200 6.0% 149,600 1.1%
Total Employment 133,900 141,900 6.0% 138,000 2.8%
Unemployment 8,600 9,300 8.1% 11,600 -19.8%
Rate (percent) 6.1 6.2 7.7
Contact: Bruce Weaver, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3091
Source:  Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB)
Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives
2014 Data Revised March 2015