Michigan's Employment Snapshot
Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) February 2016 March 2016 Month March 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,830 4,856 0.5% 4,739 2.5%
Total Employment 4,597 4,624 0.6% 4,467 3.5%
Unemployment 233 232 -0.4% 273 -15.0%
Rate (percent) 4.8 4.8 5.8
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) February 2016 March 2016 Month March 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 158,890 159,286 0.2% 156,890 1.5%
Total Employment 151,074 151,320 0.2% 148,333 2.0%
Unemployment 7,815 7,966 1.9% 8,557 -6.9%
Rate (percent) 4.9 5.0 5.5
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
DETROIT - WARREN - DEARBORN MSA (Data in thousands) % Chg. % Chg.
(Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, St.Clair, Oakland, February 2016 March 2016 Month March 2015 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 2,032 2,050 0.9% 2,000 2.5%
Total Employment 1,915 1,934 1.0% 1,868 3.5%
Unemployment 117 116 -0.9% 132 -12.1%
Rate (percent) 5.8 5.7 6.6
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) February 2016 March 2016 Month March 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,816 4,836 0.4% 4,718 2.5%
Total Employment 4,575 4,588 0.3% 4,439 3.4%
Unemployment 241 247 2.5% 279 -11.5%
Rate (percent) 5.0 5.1 5.9
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) February 2016 March 2016 Month March 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 158,279 158,854 0.4% 156,318 1.6%
Total Employment 150,060 150,738 0.5% 147,635 2.1%
Unemployment 8,219 8,116 -1.3% 8,682 -6.5%
Rate (percent) 5.2 5.1 5.6
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
ANN ARBOR MSA (Washtenaw County) February 2016 March 2016 Month March 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 197,500 197,600 0.1% 189,700 4.2%
Total Employment 191,800 191,700 -0.1% 183,000 4.8%
Unemployment 5,700 5,900 3.5% 6,800 -13.2%
Rate (percent) 2.9 3.0 3.6
Contact: Luke Bunge, DTMB Economic Analyst
(517) 335-3875
% Chg. % Chg.
BATTLE CREEK MSA  (Calhoun County) February 2016 March 2016 Month March 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 65,500 65,400 -0.2% 64,600 1.2%
Total Employment 62,400 62,300 -0.2% 61,100 2.0%
Unemployment 3,000 3,000 0.0% 3,500 -14.3%
Rate (percent) 4.6 4.6 5.4
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
% Chg. % Chg.
BAY CITY MSA (Bay County) February 2016 March 2016 Month March 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 53,300 53,100 -0.4% 52,600 1.0%
Total Employment 50,300 50,200 -0.2% 49,100 2.2%
Unemployment 3,000 3,000 0.0% 3,500 -14.3%
Rate (percent) 5.6 5.6 6.6
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, February 2016 March 2016 Month March 2015 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 2,027 2,050 1.1% 1,977 3.7%
Total Employment 1,917 1,936 1.0% 1,853 4.5%
Unemployment 109 114 4.6% 124 -8.1%
Rate (percent) 5.4 5.6 6.3
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
FLINT MSA (Genesee County) February 2016 March 2016 Month March 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 185,300 184,700 -0.3% 182,900 1.0%
Total Employment 175,000 174,500 -0.3% 170,700 2.2%
Unemployment 10,300 10,200 -1.0% 12,200 -16.4%
Rate (percent) 5.6 5.5 6.7
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
GRAND RAPIDS - WYOMING MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Barry, Kent, Montcalm, Ottawa counties) February 2016 March 2016 Month March 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 565,400 564,900 -0.1% 551,400 2.4%
Total Employment 546,500 545,800 -0.1% 528,900 3.2%
Unemployment 19,000 19,200 1.1% 22,500 -14.7%
Rate (percent) 3.4 3.4 4.1
Contact: Michelle Wein, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 241-8272
% Chg. % Chg.
JACKSON MSA (Jackson County) February 2016 March 2016 Month March 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 72,900 72,900 0.0% 73,400 -0.7%
Total Employment 69,300 69,300 0.0% 69,200 0.1%
Unemployment 3,500 3,500 0.0% 4,200 -16.7%
Rate (percent) 4.9 4.9 5.7
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
KALAMAZOO - PORTAGE MSA % Chg. % Chg.
 (Kalamazoo, Van Buren counties) February 2016 March 2016 Month March 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 169,600 169,500 -0.1% 165,700 2.3%
Total Employment 162,500 162,300 -0.1% 157,300 3.2%
Unemployment 7,100 7,200 1.4% 8,400 -14.3%
Rate (percent) 4.2 4.2 5.1
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
% Chg. % Chg.
LANSING - EAST LANSING MSA February 2016 March 2016 Month March 2015 Year
(Clinton, Eaton, Ingham counties)
Civilian Labor Force 249,400 248,200 -0.5% 243,600 1.9%
Total Employment 240,100 238,800 -0.5% 232,100 2.9%
Unemployment 9,200 9,400 2.2% 11,400 -17.5%
Rate (percent) 3.7 3.8 4.7
Contact: Luke Bunge, DTMB Economic Analyst
(517) 335-3875
MIDLAND MSA (Midland County) February 2016 March 2016 Month March 2015
Civilian Labor Force 42,000 41,800 -0.5% 41,500 0.7%
Total Employment 40,000 39,800 -0.5% 39,200 1.5%
Unemployment 2,000 2,000 0.0% 2,300 -13.0%
Rate (percent) 4.7 4.8 5.6
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MONROE MSA (Monroe County) February 2016 March 2016 Month March 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 78,500 78,500 0.0% 76,500 2.6%
Total Employment 75,300 75,300 0.0% 72,700 3.6%
Unemployment 3,200 3,200 0.0% 3,700 -13.5%
Rate (percent) 4.1 4.0 4.9
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
MUSKEGON - NORTON SHORES MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Muskegon County) February 2016 March 2016 Month March 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 78,700 78,900 0.3% 77,700 1.5%
Total Employment 74,700 74,800 0.1% 72,900 2.6%
Unemployment 4,000 4,100 2.5% 4,800 -14.6%
Rate (percent) 5.1 5.2 6.2
Contact: Michelle Wein, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 241-8272
% Chg. % Chg.
NILES - BENTON HARBOR MSA (Berrien County) February 2016 March 2016 Month March 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 74,400 74,200 -0.3% 73,100 1.5%
Total Employment 70,700 70,600 -0.1% 69,000 2.3%
Unemployment 3,700 3,600 -2.7% 4,100 -12.2%
Rate (percent) 5.0 4.8 5.6
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
SAGINAW MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Saginaw County) February 2016 March 2016 Month March 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 90,900 90,900 0.0% 88,600 2.6%
Total Employment 86,100 86,100 0.0% 83,000 3.7%
Unemployment 4,800 4,800 0.0% 5,600 -14.3%
Rate (percent) 5.3 5.3 6.3
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
% Chg. % Chg.
UPPER PENINSULA LMA (15 counties) February 2016 March 2016 Month March 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 142,700 142,100 -0.4% 142,300 -0.1%
Total Employment 132,700 131,800 -0.7% 130,800 0.8%
Unemployment 10,000 10,300 3.0% 11,500 -10.4%
Rate (percent) 7.0 7.2 8.1
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) February 2016 March 2016 Month March 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 81,800 81,900 0.1% 81,400 0.6%
Total Employment 74,200 74,200 0.0% 73,000 1.6%
Unemployment 7,600 7,700 1.3% 8,400 -8.3%
Rate (percent) 9.3 9.4 10.4
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) February 2016 March 2016 Month March 2015 Year
Civilian Labor Force 147,100 146,500 -0.4% 144,800 1.2%
Total Employment 137,300 136,700 -0.4% 133,700 2.2%
Unemployment 9,700 9,800 1.0% 11,100 -11.7%
Rate (percent) 6.6 6.7 7.7
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