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) October 2014 November 2014 Month November 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,755 4,719 -0.8% 4,686 0.7%
Total Employment 4,450 4,450 0.0% 4,330 2.8%
Unemployment 305 269 -11.8% 356 -24.4%
Rate (percent) 6.4 5.7 7.6
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) October 2014 November 2014 Month November 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 156,616 156,297 -0.2% 155,046 0.8%
Total Employment 147,936 147,666 -0.2% 144,775 2.0%
Unemployment 8,680 8,630 -0.6% 10,271 -16.0%
Rate (percent) 5.5 5.5 6.6
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
ANN ARBOR MSA (Washtenaw County) October 2014 November 2014 Month November 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 189,600 190,600 0.5% 186,100 2.4%
Total Employment 181,800 184,000 1.2% 176,500 4.2%
Unemployment 7,800 6,600 -15.4% 9,600 -31.3%
Rate (percent) 4.1 3.5 5.1
Contact: Jeff Aula, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3144
% Chg. % Chg.
BATTLE CREEK MSA  (Calhoun County) October 2014 November 2014 Month November 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 65,600 66,100 0.8% 65,100 1.5%
Total Employment 62,200 63,100 1.4% 60,900 3.6%
Unemployment 3,300 3,100 -6.1% 4,200 -26.2%
Rate (percent) 5.1 4.6 6.4
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
% Chg. % Chg.
BAY CITY MSA (Bay County) October 2014 November 2014 Month November 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 52,200 52,600 0.8% 51,600 1.9%
Total Employment 49,400 49,900 1.0% 47,600 4.8%
Unemployment 2,900 2,700 -6.9% 3,900 -30.8%
Rate (percent) 5.5 5.1 7.6
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, October 2014 November 2014 Month November 2013 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 2,036 1,996 -2.0% 2,029 -1.6%
Total Employment 1,871 1,857 -0.7% 1,863 -0.3%
Unemployment 165 140 -15.2% 167 -16.2%
Rate (percent) 8.1 7.0 8.2
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
FLINT MSA (Genesee County) October 2014 November 2014 Month November 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 183,600 185,400 1.0% 184,800 0.3%
Total Employment 172,300 174,900 1.5% 168,700 3.7%
Unemployment 11,300 10,500 -7.1% 16,100 -34.8%
Rate (percent) 6.2 5.7 8.7
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
GRAND RAPIDS - WYOMING MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Barry, Ionia, Kent, Newaygo counties) October 2014 November 2014 Month November 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 419,400 422,800 0.8% 401,100 5.4%
Total Employment 402,000 407,200 1.3% 378,600 7.6%
Unemployment 17,400 15,600 -10.3% 22,500 -30.7%
Rate (percent) 4.2 3.7 5.6
Contact: Ryan Gimarc, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 241-8272
HOLLAND - GRAND HAVEN MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Ottawa County) October 2014 November 2014 Month November 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 137,900 138,600 0.5% 131,600 5.3%
Total Employment 132,200 133,400 0.9% 124,200 7.4%
Unemployment 5,700 5,200 -8.8% 7,400 -29.7%
Rate (percent) 4.1 3.8 5.7
Contact: Ryan Gimarc, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 241-8272
% Chg. % Chg.
JACKSON MSA (Jackson County) October 2014 November 2014 Month November 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 69,700 70,100 0.6% 69,900 0.3%
Total Employment 65,600 66,400 1.2% 64,500 2.9%
Unemployment 4,100 3,700 -9.8% 5,400 -31.5%
Rate (percent) 5.8 5.3 7.7
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
KALAMAZOO - PORTAGE MSA % Chg. % Chg.
 (Kalamazoo, Van Buren counties) October 2014 November 2014 Month November 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 163,000 164,200 0.7% 159,200 3.1%
Total Employment 155,100 156,900 1.2% 148,800 5.4%
Unemployment 7,900 7,300 -7.6% 10,400 -29.8%
Rate (percent) 4.9 4.4 6.5
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
% Chg. % Chg.
LANSING - EAST LANSING MSA October 2014 November 2014 Month November 2013 Year
(Clinton, Eaton, Ingham counties)
Civilian Labor Force 241,500 241,800 0.1% 235,600 2.6%
Total Employment 229,300 231,900 1.1% 221,600 4.6%
Unemployment 12,300 9,900 -19.5% 14,000 -29.3%
Rate (percent) 5.1 4.1 5.9
Contact: Jeff Aula, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3144
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MONROE MSA (Monroe County) October 2014 November 2014 Month November 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 71,400 71,400 0.0% 70,700 1.0%
Total Employment 67,700 68,200 0.7% 65,900 3.5%
Unemployment 3,700 3,200 -13.5% 4,800 -33.3%
Rate (percent) 5.2 4.5 6.8
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
MUSKEGON - NORTON SHORES MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Muskegon County) October 2014 November 2014 Month November 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 83,700 84,100 0.5% 82,500 1.9%
Total Employment 79,100 79,900 1.0% 76,100 5.0%
Unemployment 4,600 4,200 -8.7% 6,400 -34.4%
Rate (percent) 5.5 5.0 7.7
Contact: Ryan Gimarc, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 241-8272
% Chg. % Chg.
NILES - BENTON HARBOR MSA (Berrien County) October 2014 November 2014 Month November 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 71,500 71,000 -0.7% 71,200 -0.3%
Total Employment 67,600 67,400 -0.3% 65,700 2.6%
Unemployment 3,800 3,700 -2.6% 5,600 -33.9%
Rate (percent) 5.4 5.2 7.8
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
SAGINAW - SAGINAW TOWNSHIP NORTH MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Saginaw County) October 2014 November 2014 Month November 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 92,200 93,300 1.2% 89,800 3.9%
Total Employment 87,000 88,400 1.6% 82,800 6.8%
Unemployment 5,200 4,800 -7.7% 7,000 -31.4%
Rate (percent) 5.7 5.2 7.8
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
% Chg. % Chg.
UPPER PENINSULA LMA (15 counties) October 2014 November 2014 Month November 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 147,400 145,500 -1.3% 143,400 1.5%
Total Employment 138,900 136,700 -1.6% 131,000 4.4%
Unemployment 8,500 8,800 3.5% 12,400 -29.0%
Rate (percent) 5.8 6.1 8.7
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) October 2014 November 2014 Month November 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 84,300 83,100 -1.4% 82,800 0.4%
Total Employment 78,700 76,900 -2.3% 73,700 4.3%
Unemployment 5,600 6,100 8.9% 9,100 -33.0%
Rate (percent) 6.6 7.4 11.0
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) October 2014 November 2014 Month November 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 144,600 142,000 -1.8% 140,700 0.9%
Total Employment 136,500 133,800 -2.0% 128,100 4.4%
Unemployment 8,100 8,200 1.2% 12,600 -34.9%
Rate (percent) 5.6 5.8 8.9
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