Lansing - East Lansing Employment

Mid-Year Update

Updated on 6/20/2021
Lansing Employment Forecast

Lansing Employment Forecast

Lansing Employment (000s) 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total Nonfarm 231.99 235.36 237.18 237.71 216.62 216.44
  2.6% 1.5% 0.8% 0.2% -8.9% -0.1%
Total Private 167.44 169.83 170.83 170.52 154.91 157.74
  2.8% 1.4% 0.6% -0.2% -9.2% 1.8%
Goods Producing 27.51 27.88 28.08 27.47 25.81 27.69
  4.8% 1.4% 0.7% -2.2% -6.1% 7.3%
Service-Providing 204.48 207.49 209.09 210.24 190.81 188.77
  2.4% 1.5% 0.8% 0.6% -9.2% -1.1%
      Mining, Logging, and Construction 7.14 7.51 8.01 8.20 8.02 8.77
  4.8% 5.2% 6.7% 2.3% -2.2% 9.3%
      Manufacturing 20.37 20.36 20.07 19.27 17.78 18.95
  4.8% 0.0% -1.5% -4.0% -7.7% 6.5%
         Durable Goods 15.00 14.93 14.53 13.88 12.84 14.06
  4.9% -0.4% -2.7% -4.4% -7.5% 9.5%
            Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 8.50 8.68 8.16 7.50 6.87 7.75
  10.6% 2.1% -6.0% -8.0% -8.5% 12.9%
            Other Durable Goods Manufacturing 6.49 6.25 6.36 6.38 5.96 6.32
  -1.8% -3.7% 1.9% 0.3% -6.6% 6.0%
         Non-Durable Goods 5.37 5.43 5.54 5.39 4.94 4.89
  4.4% 1.2% 2.0% -2.7% -8.4% -1.1%
      Trade, Transportation, and Utilities 37.10 37.49 37.13 36.35 33.47 34.21
  3.7% 1.1% -1.0% -2.1% -7.9% 2.2%
         Wholesale Trade 6.61 6.46 6.59 6.45 5.85 5.85
  3.0% -2.3% 2.1% -2.2% -9.3% -0.1%
         Retail Trade 21.75 22.17 21.95 21.50 19.66 20.11
  3.6% 1.9% -1.0% -2.1% -8.6% 2.3%
         Transportation and Utilities 8.74 8.86 8.59 8.40 7.95 8.26
  4.4% 1.5% -3.1% -2.2% -5.3% 3.8%
      Information 3.12 3.04 2.91 3.02 3.13 3.19
  -1.9% -2.4% -4.4% 4.0% 3.6% 2.0%
      Financial Activities 15.84 16.32 16.60 17.20 17.27 17.29
  1.4% 3.0% 1.7% 3.6% 0.4% 0.1%
      Professional and Business Services 22.47 23.17 24.00 24.31 21.89 21.53
  2.0% 3.1% 3.6% 1.3% -10.0% -1.6%
         Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 8.41 8.90 9.06 9.40 9.38 9.44
  2.4% 5.9% 1.9% 3.7% -0.1% 0.6%
         Admin & Support and Waste Mngt and Rem Services 11.54 11.65 12.10 12.05 9.90 9.80
  2.4% 0.9% 3.9% -0.4% -17.9% -1.0%
         Other Prof. and Business Services 2.52 2.62 2.83 2.86 2.61 2.30
  -1.3% 3.9% 7.9% 1.0% -8.7% -11.7%
      Education and Health Services 31.91 32.23 32.37 32.63 30.68 30.71
  3.2% 1.0% 0.4% 0.8% -6.0% 0.1%
         Education Services 4.28 4.52 4.77 4.62 4.07 3.93
  0.3% 5.5% 5.5% -3.2% -11.8% -3.5%
         Health Care and Social Assistance 27.63 27.71 27.60 28.02 26.60 26.78
  3.7% 0.3% -0.4% 1.5% -5.0% 0.7%
      Leisure and Hospitality 19.20 19.46 19.31 19.35 13.84 13.82
  1.1% 1.4% -0.7% 0.2% -28.5% -0.2%
      Other Services 10.29 10.25 10.41 10.18 8.85 9.27
  2.6% -0.4% 1.6% -2.2% -13.1% 4.7%
      Government 64.55 65.53 66.35 67.19 61.72 58.71
  2.1% 1.5% 1.2% 1.3% -8.2% -4.9%
         Federal Government 1.92 2.00 1.98 1.90 2.03 2.03
  0.0% 4.3% -0.8% -4.2% 7.0% -0.1%
         State Government 44.20 45.29 46.06 46.87 41.90 39.42
  3.2% 2.5% 1.7% 1.7% -10.6% -5.9%
         Local Government 18.43 18.24 18.30 18.43 17.77 17.26
  -0.3% -1.0% 0.3% 0.7% -3.5% -2.9%
Employment Survey Statistics            
Labor Force 246,993 249,463 249,902 250,139 243,148 231,739
Employment 236,596 239,180 241,018 241,785 225,077 225,328
Unemployment 10,398 10,283 8,884 8,354 18,070 6,411
Unemployment Rate 4.2 4.1 3.6 3.3 7.5 2.8
Source: Center for Economic Analysis, Michigan State University