Michigan's Employment Snapshot
Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) November 2015 December 2015 Month December 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,765 4,787 0.5% 4,748 0.8%
Total Employment 4,521 4,541 0.4% 4,442 2.2%
Unemployment 244 246 0.8% 306 -19.6%
Rate (percent) 5.1 5.1 6.4
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) November 2015 December 2015 Month December 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 157,367 157,833 0.3% 156,142 1.1%
Total Employment 149,444 149,929 0.3% 147,439 1.7%
Unemployment 7,924 7,904 -0.3% 8,704 -9.2%
Rate (percent) 5.0 5.0 5.6
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
DETROIT - WARREN - DEARBORN MSA (Data in thousands) % Chg. % Chg.
(Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, St.Clair, Oakland, November 2015 December 2015 Month December 2014 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 2,003 2,011 0.4% 2,019 -0.4%
Total Employment 1,884 1,886 0.1% 1,864 1.2%
Unemployment 119 125 5.0% 155 -19.4%
Rate (percent) 5.9 6.2 7.7
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MICHIGAN (Data in thousands) November 2015 December 2015 Month December 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 4,760 4,760 0.0% 4,712 1.0%
Total Employment 4,546 4,546 0.0% 4,448 2.2%
Unemployment 214 215 0.5% 264 -18.6%
Rate (percent) 4.5 4.5 5.6
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
UNITED STATES (Data in thousands) November 2015 December 2015 Month December 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 157,340 157,245 -0.1% 155,521 1.1%
Total Employment 149,766 149,703 0.0% 147,190 1.7%
Unemployment 7,573 7,542 -0.4% 8,331 -9.5%
Rate (percent) 4.8 4.8 5.4
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
ANN ARBOR MSA (Washtenaw County) November 2015 December 2015 Month December 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 191,200 191,300 0.1% 186,900 2.4%
Total Employment 185,500 186,300 0.4% 180,700 3.1%
Unemployment 5,600 4,900 -12.5% 6,300 -22.2%
Rate (percent) 2.9 2.6 3.3
Contact: Luke Bunge, DTMB Economic Analyst
(517) 335-3875
% Chg. % Chg.
BATTLE CREEK MSA  (Calhoun County) November 2015 December 2015 Month December 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 65,000 64,900 -0.2% 64,000 1.4%
Total Employment 62,300 62,400 0.2% 60,900 2.5%
Unemployment 2,700 2,500 -7.4% 3,100 -19.4%
Rate (percent) 4.1 3.9 4.8
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
% Chg. % Chg.
BAY CITY MSA (Bay County) November 2015 December 2015 Month December 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 53,200 53,400 0.4% 53,000 0.8%
Total Employment 50,900 51,100 0.4% 50,000 2.2%
Unemployment 2,300 2,300 0.0% 3,000 -23.3%
Rate (percent) 4.3 4.3 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, November 2015 December 2015 Month December 2014 Year
Wayne counties)
Civilian Labor Force 2,002 2,005 0.1% 2,003 0.1%
Total Employment 1,898 1,896 -0.1% 1,874 1.2%
Unemployment 105 109 3.8% 129 -15.5%
Rate (percent) 5.2 5.4 6.5
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
% Chg. % Chg.
FLINT MSA (Genesee County) November 2015 December 2015 Month December 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 184,500 184,500 0.0% 184,700 -0.1%
Total Employment 175,700 176,000 0.2% 174,000 1.1%
Unemployment 8,800 8,500 -3.4% 10,700 -20.6%
Rate (percent) 4.8 4.6 5.8
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
GRAND RAPIDS - WYOMING MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Barry, Kent, Montcalm, Ottawa counties) November 2015 December 2015 Month December 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 561,500 561,700 0.0% 541,900 3.7%
Total Employment 544,700 546,000 0.2% 521,800 4.6%
Unemployment 16,800 15,600 -7.1% 20,100 -22.4%
Rate (percent) 3.0 2.8 3.7
Contact: Michelle Wein, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 241-8272
% Chg. % Chg.
JACKSON MSA (Jackson County) November 2015 December 2015 Month December 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 72,900 72,800 -0.1% 72,300 0.7%
Total Employment 69,800 69,900 0.1% 68,600 1.9%
Unemployment 3,000 2,900 -3.3% 3,700 -21.6%
Rate (percent) 4.2 4.0 5.1
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
KALAMAZOO - PORTAGE MSA % Chg. % Chg.
 (Kalamazoo, Van Buren counties) November 2015 December 2015 Month December 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 166,400 166,600 0.1% 162,100 2.8%
Total Employment 160,200 160,700 0.3% 154,500 4.0%
Unemployment 6,200 5,900 -4.8% 7,600 -22.4%
Rate (percent) 3.7 3.5 4.7
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
% Chg. % Chg.
LANSING - EAST LANSING MSA November 2015 December 2015 Month December 2014 Year
(Clinton, Eaton, Ingham counties)
Civilian Labor Force 244,500 242,400 -0.9% 239,800 1.1%
Total Employment 236,200 234,700 -0.6% 229,800 2.1%
Unemployment 8,300 7,700 -7.2% 10,000 -23.0%
Rate (percent) 3.4 3.2 4.2
Contact: Luke Bunge, DTMB Economic Analyst
(517) 335-3875
MIDLAND MSA (Midland County) November 2015 December 2015 Month December 2014
Civilian Labor Force 41,700 41,800 0.2% 41,200 1.5%
Total Employment 40,100 40,200 0.2% 39,300 2.3%
Unemployment 1,600 1,600 0.0% 1,900 -15.8%
Rate (percent) 3.9 3.8 4.6
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg. % Chg.
MONROE MSA (Monroe County) November 2015 December 2015 Month December 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 76,700 76,500 -0.3% 75,200 1.7%
Total Employment 74,000 73,900 -0.1% 72,000 2.6%
Unemployment 2,800 2,600 -7.1% 3,200 -18.8%
Rate (percent) 3.6 3.3 4.3
Contact: Jim Rhein, DTMB Economic Analyst
(313) 456-3095
MUSKEGON - NORTON SHORES MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Muskegon County) November 2015 December 2015 Month December 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 77,900 77,600 -0.4% 76,100 2.0%
Total Employment 74,300 74,300 0.0% 71,700 3.6%
Unemployment 3,600 3,300 -8.3% 4,300 -23.3%
Rate (percent) 4.6 4.2 5.7
Contact: Michelle Wein, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 241-8272
% Chg. % Chg.
NILES - BENTON HARBOR MSA (Berrien County) November 2015 December 2015 Month December 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 73,900 73,700 -0.3% 72,000 2.4%
Total Employment 70,800 70,700 -0.1% 68,300 3.5%
Unemployment 3,100 3,000 -3.2% 3,800 -21.1%
Rate (percent) 4.2 4.0 5.2
Contact: Leonidas Murembya, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 841-5634
SAGINAW MSA % Chg. % Chg.
(Saginaw County) November 2015 December 2015 Month December 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 90,500 90,900 0.4% 89,500 1.6%
Total Employment 86,500 87,000 0.6% 84,600 2.8%
Unemployment 4,000 3,900 -2.5% 4,900 -20.4%
Rate (percent) 4.4 4.2 5.5
Contact: Kevin Doyle, DTMB Regional Economic Analyst
(517) 335-2161
% Chg. % Chg.
UPPER PENINSULA LMA (15 counties) November 2015 December 2015 Month December 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 141,300 140,900 -0.3% 140,900 0.0%
Total Employment 133,600 132,800 -0.6% 131,300 1.1%
Unemployment 7,700 8,100 5.2% 9,500 -14.7%
Rate (percent) 5.5 5.7 6.8
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) November 2015 December 2015 Month December 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 81,400 81,200 -0.2% 80,400 1.0%
Total Employment 76,100 75,500 -0.8% 73,600 2.6%
Unemployment 5,400 5,800 7.4% 6,900 -15.9%
Rate (percent) 6.6 7.1 8.5
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) November 2015 December 2015 Month December 2014 Year
Civilian Labor Force 145,200 145,800 0.4% 144,500 0.9%
Total Employment 138,300 138,600 0.2% 135,300 2.4%
Unemployment 6,900 7,300 5.8% 9,200 -20.7%
Rate (percent) 4.7 5.0 6.4
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
2014 Data Revised March 2015