Michigan's Employment Snapshot
Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) March 2016 April 2016 Month April 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,857 4,875 0.4% 4,737 2.9%
Total Employment 4,625 4,642 0.4% 4,472 3.8%
Unemployment 232 233 0.4% 266 -12.4%
Rate (percent) 4.8 4.8 5.6
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) March 2016 April 2016 Month April 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 159,286 158,924 -0.2% 157,032 1.2%
Total Employment 151,320 151,004 -0.2% 148,509 1.7%
Unemployment 7,966 7,920 -0.6% 8,523 -7.1%
Rate (percent) 5.0 5.0 5.4
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 2016 April 2016 Month April 2015 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 2,050 2,062 0.6% 2,000 3.1%
Total Employment 1,934 1,946 0.6% 1,871 4.0%
Unemployment 116 116 0.0% 129 -10.1%
Rate (percent) 5.7 5.6 6.5
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) March 2016 April 2016 Month April 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,837 4,811 -0.5% 4,700 2.4%
Total Employment 4,590 4,605 0.3% 4,461 3.2%
Unemployment 247 206 -16.6% 238 -13.4%
Rate (percent) 5.1 4.3 5.1
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) March 2016 April 2016 Month April 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 158,854 158,488 -0.2% 156,554 1.2%
Total Employment 150,738 151,075 0.2% 148,587 1.7%
Unemployment 8,116 7,413 -8.7% 7,966 -6.9%
Rate (percent) 5.1 4.7 5.1
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
ANN ARBOR MSA (Washtenaw County) March 2016 April 2016 Month April 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 198,300 199,400 0.6% 190,700 4.6%
Total Employment 192,400 193,900 0.8% 184,400 5.2%
Unemployment 5,900 5,500 -6.8% 6,300 -12.7%
Rate (percent) 3.0 2.7 3.3
Contact: Luke Bunge, DTMB Economic Analyst
(517) 335-3875
% Chg. % Chg.
BATTLE CREEK MSA  (Calhoun County) March 2016 April 2016 Month April 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 65,400 65,200 -0.3% 64,500 1.1%
Total Employment 62,400 62,600 0.3% 61,500 1.8%
Unemployment 3,000 2,700 -10.0% 3,000 -10.0%
Rate (percent) 4.6 4.1 4.7
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
% Chg. % Chg.
BAY CITY MSA (Bay County) March 2016 April 2016 Month April 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 53,100 52,800 -0.6% 52,400 0.8%
Total Employment 50,200 50,300 0.2% 49,500 1.6%
Unemployment 3,000 2,600 -13.3% 3,000 -13.3%
Rate (percent) 5.6 4.9 5.6
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, March 2016 April 2016 Month April 2015 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 2,050 2,024 -1.3% 1,964 3.1%
Total Employment 1,936 1,933 -0.2% 1,857 4.1%
Unemployment 114 91 -20.2% 107 -15.0%
Rate (percent) 5.6 4.5 5.5
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
FLINT MSA (Genesee County) March 2016 April 2016 Month April 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 184,900 184,100 -0.4% 182,800 0.7%
Total Employment 174,700 175,100 0.2% 172,400 1.6%
Unemployment 10,200 9,000 -11.8% 10,400 -13.5%
Rate (percent) 5.5 4.9 5.7
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
GRAND RAPIDS - WYOMING MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Barry, Kent, Montcalm, Ottawa counties) March 2016 April 2016 Month April 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 564,700 566,400 0.3% 551,100 2.8%
Total Employment 545,500 549,700 0.8% 531,800 3.4%
Unemployment 19,200 16,700 -13.0% 19,300 -13.5%
Rate (percent) 3.4 2.9 3.5
Contact: Michelle Wein, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 241-8272
% Chg. % Chg.
JACKSON MSA (Jackson County) March 2016 April 2016 Month April 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 72,900 73,000 0.1% 73,500 -0.7%
Total Employment 69,400 69,800 0.6% 69,900 -0.1%
Unemployment 3,500 3,200 -8.6% 3,600 -11.1%
Rate (percent) 4.8 4.4 4.9
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
KALAMAZOO - PORTAGE MSA % Chg. % Chg.
 (Kalamazoo, Van Buren counties) March 2016 April 2016 Month April 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 170,100 169,500 -0.4% 165,600 2.4%
Total Employment 163,000 163,300 0.2% 158,400 3.1%
Unemployment 7,200 6,200 -13.9% 7,200 -13.9%
Rate (percent) 4.2 3.7 4.3
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
% Chg. % Chg.
LANSING - EAST LANSING MSA March 2016 April 2016 Month April 2015 Year
(Clinton, Eaton, Ingham counties)
Civilian Labor Force 248,000 249,000 0.4% 244,700 1.8%
Total Employment 238,600 240,800 0.9% 234,800 2.6%
Unemployment 9,400 8,200 -12.8% 9,900 -17.2%
Rate (percent) 3.8 3.3 4.1
Contact: Luke Bunge, DTMB Economic Analyst
(517) 335-3875
MIDLAND MSA (Midland County) March 2016 April 2016 Month April 2015
Civilian Labor Force 41,800 41,900 0.2% 41,700 0.5%
Total Employment 39,800 40,200 1.0% 39,800 1.0%
Unemployment 2,000 1,700 -15.0% 1,900 -10.5%
Rate (percent) 4.8 4.0 4.6
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MONROE MSA (Monroe County) March 2016 April 2016 Month April 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 78,500 78,600 0.1% 76,500 2.7%
Total Employment 75,400 75,800 0.5% 73,200 3.6%
Unemployment 3,200 2,900 -9.4% 3,200 -9.4%
Rate (percent) 4.0 3.6 4.2
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
MUSKEGON - NORTON SHORES MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Muskegon County) March 2016 April 2016 Month April 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 78,600 78,900 0.4% 77,400 1.9%
Total Employment 74,500 75,200 0.9% 73,200 2.7%
Unemployment 4,100 3,700 -9.8% 4,200 -11.9%
Rate (percent) 5.3 4.6 5.4
Contact: Michelle Wein, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 241-8272
% Chg. % Chg.
NILES - BENTON HARBOR MSA (Berrien County) March 2016 April 2016 Month April 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 74,300 74,900 0.8% 73,300 2.2%
Total Employment 70,800 71,800 1.4% 69,800 2.9%
Unemployment 3,600 3,100 -13.9% 3,500 -11.4%
Rate (percent) 4.8 4.1 4.8
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
SAGINAW MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Saginaw County) March 2016 April 2016 Month April 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 90,900 90,500 -0.4% 88,200 2.6%
Total Employment 86,100 86,300 0.2% 83,400 3.5%
Unemployment 4,800 4,200 -12.5% 4,800 -12.5%
Rate (percent) 5.3 4.6 5.4
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
% Chg. % Chg.
UPPER PENINSULA LMA (15 counties) March 2016 April 2016 Month April 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 142,200 140,700 -1.1% 140,300 0.3%
Total Employment 131,900 131,600 -0.2% 130,400 0.9%
Unemployment 10,300 9,200 -10.7% 9,900 -7.1%
Rate (percent) 7.2 6.5 7.1
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) March 2016 April 2016 Month April 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 82,000 81,800 -0.2% 80,800 1.2%
Total Employment 74,300 75,700 1.9% 74,400 1.7%
Unemployment 7,700 6,100 -20.8% 6,400 -4.7%
Rate (percent) 9.4 7.5 7.9
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) March 2016 April 2016 Month April 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 146,600 146,100 -0.3% 144,300 1.2%
Total Employment 136,800 138,000 0.9% 135,300 2.0%
Unemployment 9,800 8,100 -17.3% 9,000 -10.0%
Rate (percent) 6.7 5.5 6.3
Contact: Michelle Wein, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 241-8272
Source:  Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB)
Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives
2015 Data Revised March 2016