Michigan's Employment Snapshot
Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) July 2014 August 2014 Month August 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,742 4,731 -0.2% 4,713 0.4%
Total Employment 4,378 4,382 0.1% 4,291 2.1%
Unemployment 364 348 -4.4% 422 -17.5%
Rate (percent) 7.7 7.4 9.0
Contact: Bruce Weaver, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3091
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) July 2014 August 2014 Month August 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 156,023 155,959 0.0% 155,435 0.3%
Total Employment 146,352 146,368 0.0% 144,179 1.5%
Unemployment 9,671 9,591 -0.8% 11,256 -14.8%
Rate (percent) 6.2 6.1 7.2
Contact: Bruce Weaver, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3091
DETROIT - WARREN - LIVONIA MSA (Data in thousands) % Chg. % Chg.
(Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, St.Clair, Oakland, July 2014 August 2014 Month August 2013 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 2,015 2,004 -0.5% 2,037 -1.6%
Total Employment 1,840 1,836 -0.2% 1,844 -0.4%
Unemployment 175 168 -4.0% 192 -12.5%
Rate (percent) 8.7 8.4 9.4
Contact: Bruce Weaver, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3091
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) July 2014 August 2014 Month August 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,828 4,760 -1.4% 4,755 0.1%
Total Employment 4,413 4,443 0.7% 4,337 2.4%
Unemployment 415 317 -23.6% 418 -24.2%
Rate (percent) 8.6 6.7 8.8
Contact: Bruce Weaver, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3091
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) July 2014 August 2014 Month August 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 157,573 156,434 -0.7% 155,971 0.3%
Total Employment 147,265 146,647 -0.4% 144,509 1.5%
Unemployment 10,307 9,787 -5.0% 11,462 -14.6%
Rate (percent) 6.5 6.3 7.3
Contact: Bruce Weaver, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3091
% Chg. % Chg.
ANN ARBOR MSA (Washtenaw County) July 2014 August 2014 Month August 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 188,000 185,700 -1.2% 182,700 1.6%
Total Employment 176,200 177,200 0.6% 171,000 3.6%
Unemployment 11,800 8,500 -28.0% 11,700 -27.4%
Rate (percent) 6.3 4.6 6.4
Contact: Jeff Aula, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3144
% Chg. % Chg.
BATTLE CREEK MSA  (Calhoun County) July 2014 August 2014 Month August 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 67,000 66,800 -0.3% 65,400 2.1%
Total Employment 62,000 63,100 1.8% 60,400 4.5%
Unemployment 5,000 3,700 -26.0% 5,100 -27.5%
Rate (percent) 7.4 5.5 7.7
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
BAY CITY MSA (Bay County) July 2014 August 2014 Month August 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 53,400 52,900 -0.9% 52,300 1.1%
Total Employment 49,000 49,600 1.2% 47,600 4.2%
Unemployment 4,500 3,400 -24.4% 4,600 -26.1%
Rate (percent) 8.3 6.3 8.9
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, July 2014 August 2014 Month August 2013 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 2,060 2,017 -2.1% 2,064 -2.3%
Total Employment 1,859 1,858 -0.1% 1,866 -0.4%
Unemployment 201 159 -20.9% 198 -19.7%
Rate (percent) 9.8 7.9 9.6
Contact: Bruce Weaver, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3091
% Chg. % Chg.
FLINT MSA (Genesee County) July 2014 August 2014 Month August 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 188,200 185,800 -1.3% 186,100 -0.2%
Total Employment 170,700 172,900 1.3% 167,800 3.0%
Unemployment 17,400 12,900 -25.9% 18,400 -29.9%
Rate (percent) 9.3 7.0 9.9
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
GRAND RAPIDS - WYOMING MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Barry, Ionia, Kent, Newaygo counties) July 2014 August 2014 Month August 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 421,100 417,800 -0.8% 399,900 4.5%
Total Employment 394,000 398,000 1.0% 372,500 6.8%
Unemployment 27,100 19,900 -26.6% 27,400 -27.4%
Rate (percent) 6.4 4.8 6.9
Contact: Ryan Gimarc, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 241-8272
HOLLAND - GRAND HAVEN MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Ottawa County) July 2014 August 2014 Month August 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 139,000 138,100 -0.6% 132,800 4.0%
Total Employment 130,000 131,700 1.3% 123,800 6.4%
Unemployment 8,900 6,400 -28.1% 9,000 -28.9%
Rate (percent) 6.4 4.6 6.8
Contact: Ryan Gimarc, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 241-8272
% Chg. % Chg.
JACKSON MSA (Jackson County) July 2014 August 2014 Month August 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 71,900 71,100 -1.1% 71,100 0.0%
Total Employment 66,000 66,600 0.9% 64,800 2.8%
Unemployment 6,000 4,500 -25.0% 6,400 -29.7%
Rate (percent) 8.3 6.3 8.9
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
KALAMAZOO - PORTAGE MSA % Chg. % Chg.
 (Kalamazoo, Van Buren counties) July 2014 August 2014 Month August 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 164,400 163,600 -0.5% 160,800 1.7%
Total Employment 152,600 154,700 1.4% 148,600 4.1%
Unemployment 11,700 8,900 -23.9% 12,200 -27.0%
Rate (percent) 7.1 5.5 7.6
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
% Chg. % Chg.
LANSING - EAST LANSING MSA July 2014 August 2014 Month August 2013 Year
(Clinton, Eaton, Ingham counties)
Civilian Labor Force 240,200 238,500 -0.7% 231,400 3.1%
Total Employment 222,000 225,500 1.6% 213,800 5.5%
Unemployment 18,200 13,000 -28.6% 17,500 -25.7%
Rate (percent) 7.6 5.5 7.6
Contact: Jeff Aula, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3144
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MONROE MSA (Monroe County) July 2014 August 2014 Month August 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 72,600 71,800 -1.1% 70,900 1.3%
Total Employment 66,700 67,300 0.9% 65,300 3.1%
Unemployment 5,900 4,500 -23.7% 5,600 -19.6%
Rate (percent) 8.1 6.3 7.9
Contact: Bruce Weaver, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3091
MUSKEGON - NORTON SHORES MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Muskegon County) July 2014 August 2014 Month August 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 86,600 85,600 -1.2% 84,400 1.4%
Total Employment 79,500 80,400 1.1% 76,800 4.7%
Unemployment 7,100 5,200 -26.8% 7,600 -31.6%
Rate (percent) 8.2 6.1 9.0
Contact: Ryan Gimarc, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 241-8272
% Chg. % Chg.
NILES - BENTON HARBOR MSA (Berrien County) July 2014 August 2014 Month August 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 74,900 74,000 -1.2% 73,400 0.8%
Total Employment 69,000 69,600 0.9% 67,000 3.9%
Unemployment 5,900 4,500 -23.7% 6,500 -30.8%
Rate (percent) 7.9 6.1 8.8
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
SAGINAW - SAGINAW TOWNSHIP NORTH MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Saginaw County) July 2014 August 2014 Month August 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 93,100 92,600 -0.5% 90,400 2.4%
Total Employment 85,000 86,600 1.9% 82,200 5.4%
Unemployment 8,100 6,000 -25.9% 8,200 -26.8%
Rate (percent) 8.7 6.5 9.1
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
% Chg. % Chg.
UPPER PENINSULA LMA (15 counties) July 2014 August 2014 Month August 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 150,300 149,500 -0.5% 148,200 0.9%
Total Employment 137,500 139,700 1.6% 135,200 3.3%
Unemployment 12,900 9,800 -24.0% 13,000 -24.6%
Rate (percent) 8.6 6.6 8.8
Contact: Bruce Weaver, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3091
NORTHEAST MICHIGAN (Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan,
 Crawford, Iosco, Montmorency,Ogemaw, Oscoda,   % Chg. % Chg.
Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon counties) July 2014 August 2014 Month August 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 89,200 88,300 -1.0% 88,300 0.0%
Total Employment 80,800 81,900 1.4% 79,200 3.4%
Unemployment 8,400 6,400 -23.8% 9,000 -28.9%
Rate (percent) 9.5 7.2 10.2
Contact: Bruce Weaver, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3091
NORTHWEST MICHIGAN (Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet,
Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, % Chg. % Chg.
Manistee, Missaukee, Wexford counties) July 2014 August 2014 Month August 2013 Year
Civilian Labor Force 158,000 154,700 -2.1% 153,300 0.9%
Total Employment 145,600 145,600 0.0% 140,000 4.0%
Unemployment 12,300 9,100 -26.0% 13,300 -31.6%
Rate (percent) 7.8 5.9 8.7
Contact: Bruce Weaver, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3091
Source:  Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB)
Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives
2013 Data Revised February 2014