Michigan's Employment Snapshot
Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) February 2014 March 2014 Month March 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,719 4,730 0.2% 4,709 0.4%
Total Employment 4,356 4,375 0.4% 4,295 1.9%
Unemployment 363 355 -2.2% 415 -14.5%
Rate (percent) 7.7 7.5 8.8
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
313-456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) February 2014 March 2014 Month March 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 155,724 156,227 0.3% 155,099 0.7%
Total Employment 145,266 145,742 0.3% 143,393 1.6%
Unemployment 10,459 10,486 0.3% 11,706 -10.4%
Rate (percent) 6.7 6.7 7.5
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
313-456-3095
DETROIT - WARREN - LIVONIA MSA (Data in thousands) % Chg. % Chg.
(Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, St.Clair, Oakland, February 2014 March 2014 Month March 2013 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 2,041 2,034 -0.3% 2,031 0.1%
Total Employment 1,871 1,869 -0.1% 1,837 1.7%
Unemployment 170 165 -2.9% 194 -14.9%
Rate (percent) 8.3 8.1 9.6
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
313-456-3095
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) January 2014 February 2014 Month February 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,662 4,709 1.0% 4,671 0.8%
Total Employment 4,286 4,309 0.5% 4,230 1.9%
Unemployment 376 400 6.4% 441 -9.3%
Rate (percent) 8.1 8.5 9.4
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
313-456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) January 2014 February 2014 Month February 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 154,381 155,027 0.4% 154,727 0.2%
Total Employment 143,526 144,134 0.4% 142,228 1.3%
Unemployment 10,855 10,893 0.4% 12,500 -12.9%
Rate (percent) 7.0 7.0 8.1
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
313-456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
ANN ARBOR MSA (Washtenaw County) January 2014 February 2014 Month February 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 181,400 185,200 2.1% 184,000 0.7%
Total Employment 172,400 175,300 1.7% 173,600 1.0%
Unemployment 9,000 9,900 10.0% 10,400 -4.8%
Rate (percent) 5.0 5.3 5.6
Contact: Mark Reffitt, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 492-5550
% Chg. % Chg.
BATTLE CREEK MSA  (Calhoun County) January 2014 February 2014 Month February 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 64,100 65,100 1.6% 64,200 1.4%
Total Employment 59,800 60,300 0.8% 59,000 2.2%
Unemployment 4,300 4,800 11.6% 5,200 -7.7%
Rate (percent) 6.8 7.3 8.1
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
BAY CITY MSA (Bay County) January 2014 February 2014 Month February 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 51,200 51,500 0.6% 51,800 -0.6%
Total Employment 46,600 46,600 0.0% 46,500 0.2%
Unemployment 4,600 4,800 4.3% 5,300 -9.4%
Rate (percent) 9.0 9.4 10.2
Contact: Jeff Aula, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313)456-3144
DETROIT - WARREN - LIVONIA MSA (Data in thousands) % Chg. % Chg.
(Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, St.Clair, Oakland, January 2014 February 2014 Month February 2013 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 2,021 2,030 0.4% 2,015 0.7%
Total Employment 1,848 1,848 0.0% 1,814 1.9%
Unemployment 173 182 5.2% 202 -9.9%
Rate (percent) 8.5 9.0 10.0
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
313-456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
FLINT MSA (Genesee County) January 2014 February 2014 Month February 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 181,700 184,400 1.5% 186,800 -1.3%
Total Employment 164,200 167,100 1.8% 167,800 -0.4%
Unemployment 17,600 17,300 -1.7% 19,000 -8.9%
Rate (percent) 9.7 9.4 10.2
Contact: Jeff Aula, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3144
GRAND RAPIDS - WYOMING MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Barry, Ionia, Kent, Newaygo counties) January 2014 February 2014 Month February 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 404,600 408,500 1.0% 400,300 2.0%
Total Employment 381,200 383,300 0.6% 371,900 3.1%
Unemployment 23,400 25,200 7.7% 28,500 -11.6%
Rate (percent) 5.8 6.2 7.1
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
313-456-3095
HOLLAND - GRAND HAVEN MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Ottawa County) January 2014 February 2014 Month February 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 131,100 133,600 1.9% 130,400 2.5%
Total Employment 123,600 125,300 1.4% 121,100 3.5%
Unemployment 7,500 8,300 10.7% 9,300 -10.8%
Rate (percent) 5.7 6.2 7.2
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
313-456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
JACKSON MSA (Jackson County) January 2014 February 2014 Month February 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 69,500 70,400 1.3% 70,100 0.4%
Total Employment 64,000 64,400 0.6% 63,600 1.3%
Unemployment 5,500 6,000 9.1% 6,500 -7.7%
Rate (percent) 8.0 8.5 9.3
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
KALAMAZOO - PORTAGE MSA % Chg. % Chg.
 (Kalamazoo, Van Buren counties) January 2014 February 2014 Month February 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 157,100 160,100 1.9% 159,500 0.4%
Total Employment 146,500 148,500 1.4% 146,600 1.3%
Unemployment 10,700 11,700 9.3% 12,900 -9.3%
Rate (percent) 6.8 7.3 8.1
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
% Chg. % Chg.
LANSING - EAST LANSING MSA January 2014 February 2014 Month February 2013 Year
(Clinton, Eaton, Ingham counties)
Civilian Labor Force 233,500 236,700 1.4% 234,800 0.8%
Total Employment 219,300 221,000 0.8% 216,600 2.0%
Unemployment 14,200 15,600 9.9% 18,300 -14.8%
Rate (percent) 6.1 6.6 7.8
Contact: Mark Reffitt, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 492-5550
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MONROE MSA (Monroe County) January 2014 February 2014 Month February 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 69,600 71,000 2.0% 69,600 2.0%
Total Employment 64,100 65,700 2.5% 63,500 3.5%
Unemployment 5,500 5,400 -1.8% 6,100 -11.5%
Rate (percent) 7.9 7.6 8.7
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
313-456-3095
MUSKEGON - NORTON SHORES MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Muskegon County) January 2014 February 2014 Month February 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 82,200 83,000 1.0% 82,200 1.0%
Total Employment 75,700 76,100 0.5% 74,100 2.7%
Unemployment 6,500 6,900 6.2% 8,100 -14.8%
Rate (percent) 7.9 8.3 9.8
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
313-456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
NILES - BENTON HARBOR MSA (Berrien County) January 2014 February 2014 Month February 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 69,700 70,800 1.6% 69,900 1.3%
Total Employment 64,000 64,600 0.9% 62,900 2.7%
Unemployment 5,700 6,200 8.8% 7,000 -11.4%
Rate (percent) 8.2 8.8 10.0
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
SAGINAW - SAGINAW TOWNSHIP NORTH MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Saginaw County) January 2014 February 2014 Month February 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 89,900 90,400 0.6% 90,300 0.1%
Total Employment 82,200 82,300 0.1% 81,500 1.0%
Unemployment 7,700 8,000 3.9% 8,800 -9.1%
Rate (percent) 8.5 8.9 9.8
Contact: Jeff Aula, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3144
% Chg. % Chg.
UPPER PENINSULA LMA (15 counties) January 2014 February 2014 Month February 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 144,000 146,300 1.6% 145,600 0.5%
Total Employment 130,000 130,800 0.6% 129,600 0.9%
Unemployment 14,000 15,500 10.7% 16,000 -3.1%
Rate (percent) 9.7 10.6 11.0
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) January 2014 February 2014 Month February 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 82,600 83,900 1.6% 83,300 0.7%
Total Employment 71,700 72,000 0.4% 70,900 1.6%
Unemployment 10,900 11,800 8.3% 12,300 -4.1%
Rate (percent) 13.2 14.1 14.8
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) January 2014 February 2014 Month February 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 141,100 142,400 0.9% 141,500 0.6%
Total Employment 126,900 127,100 0.2% 124,800 1.8%
Unemployment 14,200 15,400 8.5% 16,600 -7.2%
Rate (percent) 10.1 10.8 11.7
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