Michigan's Employment Snapshot
Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) May 2014 June 2014 Month June 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,743 4,744 0.0% 4,719 0.5%
Total Employment 4,389 4,386 -0.1% 4,297 2.1%
Unemployment 354 357 0.8% 422 -15.4%
Rate (percent) 7.5 7.5 8.9
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) May 2014 June 2014 Month June 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 155,613 155,694 0.1% 155,822 -0.1%
Total Employment 145,814 146,221 0.3% 144,075 1.5%
Unemployment 9,799 9,474 -3.3% 11,747 -19.3%
Rate (percent) 6.3 6.1 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, May 2014 June 2014 Month June 2013 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 2,018 2,014 -0.2% 2,035 -1.0%
Total Employment 1,852 1,844 -0.4% 1,843 0.1%
Unemployment 165 170 3.0% 193 -11.9%
Rate (percent) 8.2 8.4 9.5
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) April 2014 May 2014 Month May 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,677 4,738 1.3% 4,726 0.3%
Total Employment 4,336 4,392 1.3% 4,320 1.7%
Unemployment 340 346 1.8% 406 -14.8%
Rate (percent) 7.3 7.3 8.6
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) April 2014 May 2014 Month May 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 155,845 155,841 0.0% 155,734 0.1%
Total Employment 145,767 146,398 0.4% 144,432 1.4%
Unemployment 9,079 9,443 4.0% 11,302 -16.4%
Rate (percent) 5.9 6.1 7.3
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
ANN ARBOR MSA (Washtenaw County) April 2014 May 2014 Month May 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 187,400 189,000 0.9% 185,600 1.8%
Total Employment 178,300 179,000 0.4% 174,200 2.8%
Unemployment 9,000 10,000 11.1% 11,400 -12.3%
Rate (percent) 4.8 5.3 6.1
Contact: Jeff Aula, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3144
% Chg. % Chg.
BATTLE CREEK MSA  (Calhoun County) April 2014 May 2014 Month May 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 65,300 66,600 2.0% 65,500 1.7%
Total Employment 61,400 62,400 1.6% 60,500 3.1%
Unemployment 3,900 4,200 7.7% 5,000 -16.0%
Rate (percent) 6.0 6.3 7.6
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
BAY CITY MSA (Bay County) April 2014 May 2014 Month May 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 51,900 52,400 1.0% 52,300 0.2%
Total Employment 47,900 48,400 1.0% 47,600 1.7%
Unemployment 4,000 4,000 0.0% 4,800 -16.7%
Rate (percent) 7.7 7.6 9.1
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, April 2014 May 2014 Month May 2013 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 1,987 2,000 0.7% 2,027 -1.3%
Total Employment 1,831 1,840 0.5% 1,844 -0.2%
Unemployment 156 160 2.6% 183 -12.6%
Rate (percent) 7.9 8.0 9.0
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
FLINT MSA (Genesee County) April 2014 May 2014 Month May 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 185,100 187,400 1.2% 189,500 -1.1%
Total Employment 170,700 172,400 1.0% 171,500 0.5%
Unemployment 14,500 15,000 3.4% 18,000 -16.7%
Rate (percent) 7.8 8.0 9.5
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
GRAND RAPIDS - WYOMING MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Barry, Ionia, Kent, Newaygo counties) April 2014 May 2014 Month May 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 411,200 422,200 2.7% 408,400 3.4%
Total Employment 390,100 399,500 2.4% 380,700 4.9%
Unemployment 21,100 22,700 7.6% 27,600 -17.8%
Rate (percent) 5.1 5.4 6.8
Contact: Ryan Gimarc, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 241-8272
HOLLAND - GRAND HAVEN MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Ottawa County) April 2014 May 2014 Month May 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 134,100 137,400 2.5% 132,900 3.4%
Total Employment 127,500 130,100 2.0% 123,800 5.1%
Unemployment 6,700 7,300 9.0% 9,100 -19.8%
Rate (percent) 5.0 5.3 6.8
Contact: Ryan Gimarc, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 241-8272
% Chg. % Chg.
JACKSON MSA (Jackson County) April 2014 May 2014 Month May 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 70,600 71,500 1.3% 71,600 -0.1%
Total Employment 65,600 66,300 1.1% 65,300 1.5%
Unemployment 5,100 5,200 2.0% 6,300 -17.5%
Rate (percent) 7.2 7.3 8.9
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
KALAMAZOO - PORTAGE MSA % Chg. % Chg.
 (Kalamazoo, Van Buren counties) April 2014 May 2014 Month May 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 161,700 162,600 0.6% 160,100 1.6%
Total Employment 152,000 152,300 0.2% 147,900 3.0%
Unemployment 9,700 10,300 6.2% 12,200 -15.6%
Rate (percent) 6.0 6.3 7.6
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
% Chg. % Chg.
LANSING - EAST LANSING MSA April 2014 May 2014 Month May 2013 Year
(Clinton, Eaton, Ingham counties)
Civilian Labor Force 238,700 242,400 1.6% 238,200 1.8%
Total Employment 224,000 226,800 1.3% 220,100 3.0%
Unemployment 14,700 15,600 6.1% 18,000 -13.3%
Rate (percent) 6.1 6.4 7.6
Contact: Jeff Aula, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3144
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MONROE MSA (Monroe County) April 2014 May 2014 Month May 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 72,200 72,500 0.4% 71,800 1.0%
Total Employment 66,800 67,600 1.2% 65,900 2.6%
Unemployment 5,400 4,900 -9.3% 5,900 -16.9%
Rate (percent) 7.4 6.8 8.2
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
MUSKEGON - NORTON SHORES MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Muskegon County) April 2014 May 2014 Month May 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 83,500 85,000 1.8% 83,800 1.4%
Total Employment 77,700 79,100 1.8% 76,200 3.8%
Unemployment 5,700 5,900 3.5% 7,600 -22.4%
Rate (percent) 6.9 7.0 9.1
Contact: Ryan Gimarc, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 241-8272
% Chg. % Chg.
NILES - BENTON HARBOR MSA (Berrien County) April 2014 May 2014 Month May 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 71,700 73,200 2.1% 72,100 1.5%
Total Employment 66,800 67,900 1.6% 65,600 3.5%
Unemployment 4,900 5,300 8.2% 6,500 -18.5%
Rate (percent) 6.9 7.2 9.0
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
SAGINAW - SAGINAW TOWNSHIP NORTH MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Saginaw County) April 2014 May 2014 Month May 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 91,000 91,800 0.9% 90,900 1.0%
Total Employment 84,200 84,900 0.8% 82,600 2.8%
Unemployment 6,800 7,000 2.9% 8,300 -15.7%
Rate (percent) 7.4 7.6 9.1
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
% Chg. % Chg.
UPPER PENINSULA LMA (15 counties) April 2014 May 2014 Month May 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 144,100 145,900 1.2% 145,100 0.6%
Total Employment 130,900 133,600 2.1% 130,800 2.1%
Unemployment 13,200 12,300 -6.8% 14,200 -13.4%
Rate (percent) 9.2 8.4 9.8
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) April 2014 May 2014 Month May 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 83,400 86,600 3.8% 86,100 0.6%
Total Employment 74,100 78,600 6.1% 76,700 2.5%
Unemployment 9,300 8,000 -14.0% 9,400 -14.9%
Rate (percent) 11.2 9.2 10.9
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) April 2014 May 2014 Month May 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 141,300 147,400 4.3% 146,400 0.7%
Total Employment 128,700 135,800 5.5% 132,400 2.6%
Unemployment 12,700 11,600 -8.7% 14,000 -17.1%
Rate (percent) 9.0 7.9 9.6
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