Michigan's Employment Snapshot
Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) November 2014 December 2014 Month December 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,736 4,734 0.0% 4,687 1.0%
Total Employment 4,416 4,437 0.5% 4,299 3.2%
Unemployment 319 298 -6.6% 387 -23.0%
Rate (percent) 6.7 6.3 8.3
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) November 2014 December 2014 Month December 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 156,402 156,129 -0.2% 155,047 0.7%
Total Employment 147,331 147,442 0.1% 144,671 1.9%
Unemployment 9,071 8,688 -4.2% 10,376 -16.3%
Rate (percent) 5.8 5.6 6.7
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
DETROIT - WARREN - LIVONIA MSA (Data in thousands) % Chg. % Chg.
(Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, St.Clair, Oakland, November 2014 December 2014 Month December 2013 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 2,007 2,002 -0.2% 2,031 -1.4%
Total Employment 1,848 1,852 0.2% 1,852 0.0%
Unemployment 159 150 -5.7% 179 -16.2%
Rate (percent) 7.9 7.5 8.8
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) November 2014 December 2014 Month December 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,720 4,721 0.0% 4,672 1.0%
Total Employment 4,451 4,457 0.1% 4,311 3.4%
Unemployment 269 264 -1.9% 362 -27.1%
Rate (percent) 5.7 5.6 7.7
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) November 2014 December 2014 Month December 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 156,297 155,521 -0.5% 154,408 0.7%
Total Employment 147,666 147,190 -0.3% 144,423 1.9%
Unemployment 8,630 8,331 -3.5% 9,984 -16.6%
Rate (percent) 5.5 5.4 6.5
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
ANN ARBOR MSA (Washtenaw County) November 2014 December 2014 Month December 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 190,300 189,400 -0.5% 183,400 3.3%
Total Employment 183,800 183,300 -0.3% 174,000 5.3%
Unemployment 6,600 6,100 -7.6% 9,500 -35.8%
Rate (percent) 3.5 3.2 5.2
Contact: Jeff Aula, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3144
% Chg. % Chg.
BATTLE CREEK MSA  (Calhoun County) November 2014 December 2014 Month December 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 65,900 65,800 -0.2% 64,400 2.2%
Total Employment 62,900 62,800 -0.2% 60,100 4.5%
Unemployment 3,100 3,000 -3.2% 4,400 -31.8%
Rate (percent) 4.6 4.6 6.8
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
% Chg. % Chg.
BAY CITY MSA (Bay County) November 2014 December 2014 Month December 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 52,600 52,600 0.0% 51,300 2.5%
Total Employment 49,900 49,700 -0.4% 47,100 5.5%
Unemployment 2,700 2,900 7.4% 4,200 -31.0%
Rate (percent) 5.1 5.5 8.2
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
DETROIT - WARREN - LIVONIA MSA (Data in thousands) % Chg. % Chg.
(Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, St.Clair, Oakland, November 2014 December 2014 Month December 2013 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 1,997 1,997 0.0% 2,026 -1.4%
Total Employment 1,857 1,864 0.4% 1,864 0.0%
Unemployment 140 133 -5.0% 163 -18.4%
Rate (percent) 7.0 6.7 8.0
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
FLINT MSA (Genesee County) November 2014 December 2014 Month December 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 185,900 187,200 0.7% 184,000 1.7%
Total Employment 175,500 176,700 0.7% 167,800 5.3%
Unemployment 10,500 10,400 -1.0% 16,200 -35.8%
Rate (percent) 5.6 5.6 8.8
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
GRAND RAPIDS - WYOMING MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Barry, Ionia, Kent, Newaygo counties) November 2014 December 2014 Month December 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 422,900 423,300 0.1% 401,600 5.4%
Total Employment 407,400 407,900 0.1% 378,200 7.9%
Unemployment 15,600 15,400 -1.3% 23,400 -34.2%
Rate (percent) 3.7 3.6 5.8
Contact: Bruce Weaver, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3091
HOLLAND - GRAND HAVEN MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Ottawa County) November 2014 December 2014 Month December 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 138,700 138,500 -0.1% 131,200 5.6%
Total Employment 133,500 133,400 -0.1% 123,400 8.1%
Unemployment 5,200 5,100 -1.9% 7,900 -35.4%
Rate (percent) 3.7 3.6 6.0
Contact: Bruce Weaver, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3091
% Chg. % Chg.
JACKSON MSA (Jackson County) November 2014 December 2014 Month December 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 70,200 70,100 -0.1% 69,700 0.6%
Total Employment 66,500 66,400 -0.2% 64,100 3.6%
Unemployment 3,700 3,700 0.0% 5,600 -33.9%
Rate (percent) 5.2 5.3 8.0
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
KALAMAZOO - PORTAGE MSA % Chg. % Chg.
 (Kalamazoo, Van Buren counties) November 2014 December 2014 Month December 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 164,000 163,800 -0.1% 157,900 3.7%
Total Employment 156,700 156,500 -0.1% 147,000 6.5%
Unemployment 7,300 7,300 0.0% 10,900 -33.0%
Rate (percent) 4.5 4.5 6.9
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
% Chg. % Chg.
LANSING - EAST LANSING MSA November 2014 December 2014 Month December 2013 Year
(Clinton, Eaton, Ingham counties)
Civilian Labor Force 241,500 239,900 -0.7% 234,200 2.4%
Total Employment 231,600 230,100 -0.6% 219,700 4.7%
Unemployment 9,900 9,800 -1.0% 14,500 -32.4%
Rate (percent) 4.1 4.1 6.2
Contact: Jeff Aula, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3144
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MONROE MSA (Monroe County) November 2014 December 2014 Month December 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 71,400 71,500 0.1% 69,900 2.3%
Total Employment 68,200 68,400 0.3% 65,100 5.1%
Unemployment 3,200 3,200 0.0% 4,800 -33.3%
Rate (percent) 4.5 4.4 6.9
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
MUSKEGON - NORTON SHORES MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Muskegon County) November 2014 December 2014 Month December 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 84,100 84,300 0.2% 82,700 1.9%
Total Employment 79,900 80,100 0.3% 75,900 5.5%
Unemployment 4,200 4,200 0.0% 6,800 -38.2%
Rate (percent) 5.0 5.0 8.2
Contact: Bruce Weaver, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3091
% Chg. % Chg.
NILES - BENTON HARBOR MSA (Berrien County) November 2014 December 2014 Month December 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 71,100 71,000 -0.1% 70,700 0.4%
Total Employment 67,500 67,300 -0.3% 64,900 3.7%
Unemployment 3,700 3,700 0.0% 5,800 -36.2%
Rate (percent) 5.1 5.2 8.2
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
SAGINAW - SAGINAW TOWNSHIP NORTH MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Saginaw County) November 2014 December 2014 Month December 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 93,400 93,300 -0.1% 90,400 3.2%
Total Employment 88,600 88,400 -0.2% 83,200 6.3%
Unemployment 4,800 4,900 2.1% 7,200 -31.9%
Rate (percent) 5.2 5.2 8.0
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
% Chg. % Chg.
UPPER PENINSULA LMA (15 counties) November 2014 December 2014 Month December 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 145,600 145,600 0.0% 142,700 2.0%
Total Employment 136,800 136,100 -0.5% 129,200 5.3%
Unemployment 8,800 9,400 6.8% 13,500 -30.4%
Rate (percent) 6.1 6.5 9.5
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) November 2014 December 2014 Month December 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 83,100 83,300 0.2% 82,700 0.7%
Total Employment 77,000 76,500 -0.6% 72,500 5.5%
Unemployment 6,100 6,800 11.5% 10,200 -33.3%
Rate (percent) 7.3 8.1 12.3
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) November 2014 December 2014 Month December 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 142,100 143,300 0.8% 141,300 1.4%
Total Employment 133,800 134,200 0.3% 127,500 5.3%
Unemployment 8,200 9,000 9.8% 13,800 -34.8%
Rate (percent) 5.8 6.3 9.8
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