Michigan Employment

Michigan Employment Forecast

Michigan Employment Forecast

Michigan Employment (000s) 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total Nonfarm 4,243.33 4,319.89 4,369.28 4,418.72 4,444.68 4,441.44
  1.5% 1.8% 1.1% 1.1% 0.6% -0.1%
Total Private 3,649.33 3,720.63 3,765.62 3,812.24 3,833.98 3,826.06
  1.8% 2.0% 1.2% 1.2% 0.6% -0.2%
Goods Producing 747.85 768.17 785.53 806.21 810.62 785.96
  3.2% 2.7% 2.3% 2.6% 0.5% -3.0%
Service-Providing 3,495.51 3,551.76 3,583.74 3,612.46 3,634.24 3,655.49
  1.1% 1.6% 0.9% 0.8% 0.6% 0.6%
Mining and Logging 7.67 7.18 7.14 7.18 7.18 7.03
  -7.0% -6.4% -0.6% 0.6% -0.1% -2.0%
Construction 148.33 155.15 162.19 169.21 172.18 169.37
  4.6% 4.6% 4.5% 4.3% 1.8% -1.6%
Construction of Buildings 33.89 36.48 38.60 41.49 42.09 41.20
  5.9% 7.7% 5.8% 7.5% 1.4% -2.1%
Specialty Trade Contractors 98.70 102.10 106.60 109.78 110.31 107.75
  5.1% 3.4% 4.4% 3.0% 0.5% -2.3%
Other Construction 15.74 16.56 16.98 17.96 19.75 20.42
  -0.9% 5.2% 2.5% 5.8% 9.9% 3.4%
Manufacturing 591.83 605.84 616.15 629.82 631.32 609.55
  3.0% 2.4% 1.7% 2.2% 0.2% -3.4%
Durable Goods 447.74 456.46 464.92 477.21 480.10 461.36
  2.8% 1.9% 1.9% 2.6% 0.6% -3.9%
Primary Metal Manufacturing 22.26 22.05 22.27 22.73 22.97 22.04
  0.5% -1.0% 1.0% 2.0% 1.1% -4.0%
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 81.45 80.23 79.89 81.61 81.82 78.25
  2.0% -1.5% -0.4% 2.2% 0.3% -4.4%
Machinery Manufacturing 72.21 72.07 73.69 75.04 74.42 71.54
  2.9% -0.2% 2.2% 1.8% -0.8% -3.9%
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing 18.88 19.63 20.15 20.60 20.75 20.20
  4.1% 4.0% 2.7% 2.2% 0.7% -2.7%
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 39.41 39.93 40.12 40.25 40.29 38.75
  4.1% 1.3% 0.5% 0.3% 0.1% -3.8%
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 137.99 144.37 148.05 153.27 153.74 146.54
  5.2% 4.6% 2.5% 3.5% 0.3% -4.7%
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing 21.14 22.10 22.66 22.90 22.82 22.01
  3.0% 4.5% 2.5% 1.1% -0.3% -3.6%
Other Durable Goods Manufacturing 54.36 56.02 58.06 60.83 63.45 62.05
  -2.0% 3.1% 3.6% 4.8% 4.3% -2.2%
Non-Durable Goods 144.09 149.37 151.24 152.62 151.20 148.20
  3.3% 3.7% 1.2% 0.9% -0.9% -2.0%
Food Manufacturing 34.83 36.57 37.89 38.75 38.61 38.20
  4.1% 5.0% 3.6% 2.3% -0.3% -1.1%
Printing and Related Support Activities 14.20 14.35 14.33 13.98 13.67 13.39
  1.3% 1.0% -0.1% -2.5% -2.2% -2.0%
Chemical Manufacturing 30.41 30.55 30.06 30.34 30.60 30.29
  1.8% 0.5% -1.6% 0.9% 0.8% -1.0%
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing 39.94 41.61 42.07 42.68 42.09 40.46
  3.5% 4.2% 1.1% 1.4% -1.4% -3.9%
Other Non-Durable Goods Manufacturing 24.71 26.28 26.88 26.88 26.23 25.85
  5.1% 6.3% 2.3% 0.0% -2.4% -1.4%
Trade Transportation and Utilities 770.25 780.42 786.42 791.41 793.26 789.04
  1.6% 1.3% 0.8% 0.6% 0.2% -0.5%
Wholesale Trade 167.15 168.54 170.63 172.10 172.61 172.44
  0.8% 0.8% 1.2% 0.9% 0.3% -0.1%
Retail Trade 467.64 473.23 473.32 470.43 466.39 463.20
  1.3% 1.2% 0.0% -0.6% -0.9% -0.7%
Food and Beverage Stores 78.37 79.49 80.62 78.37 77.97 76.99
  2.2% 1.4% 1.4% -2.8% -0.5% -1.2%
Health and Personal Care Stores 32.21 33.29 34.90 35.27 34.81 34.89
  1.0% 3.3% 4.8% 1.1% -1.3% 0.2%
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 33.04 32.94 31.77 30.64 29.25 28.58
  -0.2% -0.3% -3.5% -3.6% -4.5% -2.3%
General Merchandise Stores 110.71 111.89 109.73 108.31 105.26 104.56
  -0.6% 1.1% -1.9% -1.3% -2.8% -0.7%
Other Retail 213.29 215.63 216.33 217.87 219.04 218.17
  2.4% 1.1% 0.3% 0.7% 0.5% -0.4%
Transportation and Utilities 135.47 138.66 142.45 148.86 154.21 153.40
  3.7% 2.4% 2.7% 4.5% 3.6% -0.5%
Utilities 19.89 20.14 20.24 20.42 20.93 20.85
  0.6% 1.3% 0.5% 0.9% 2.5% -0.4%
Transportation and Warehousing 115.58 118.51 122.21 128.44 133.31 132.55
  4.3% 2.5% 3.1% 5.1% 3.8% -0.6%
Information 56.55 57.30 56.47 55.83 57.11 56.89
  -1.6% 1.3% -1.4% -1.1% 2.3% -0.4%
Financial Activities 207.09 212.79 217.48 219.00 222.61 223.79
  1.4% 2.8% 2.2% 0.7% 1.7% 0.5%
Professional and Business Services 637.01 646.06 649.95 660.60 663.77 670.54
  2.0% 1.4% 0.6% 1.6% 0.5% 1.0%
Professional Scientific and Technical Services 277.79 285.82 294.12 299.07 304.86 310.20
  2.3% 2.9% 2.9% 1.7% 1.9% 1.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 61.14 63.76 66.61 68.90 67.86 66.35
  4.6% 4.3% 4.5% 3.4% -1.5% -2.2%
Admin. and Support and Waste Mgt & Rem. Services 298.08 296.47 289.23 292.65 290.99 293.99
  1.2% -0.5% -2.4% 1.2% -0.6% 1.0%
Education and Health Services 649.54 662.94 671.90 679.05 672.87 680.27
  1.3% 2.1% 1.4% 1.1% -0.9% 1.1%
Educational Services 72.25 72.02 72.62 74.49 71.78 71.88
  -0.2% -0.3% 0.8% 2.6% -3.6% 0.1%
Health Care and Social Assistance 577.28 590.92 599.29 604.55 601.02 608.39
  1.5% 2.4% 1.4% 0.9% -0.6% 1.2%
Leisure and Hospitality 413.73 425.25 432.25 433.59 443.37 448.57
  1.8% 2.8% 1.6% 0.3% 2.3% 1.2%
Arts Entertainment and Recreation 50.15 51.76 53.10 52.53 53.71 55.42
  2.4% 3.2% 2.6% -1.1% 2.2% 3.2%
Accommodation and Food Services 363.57 373.49 379.18 381.02 389.54 393.15
  1.7% 2.7% 1.5% 0.5% 2.2% 0.9%
Other Services 167.34 167.74 165.66 166.55 170.16 171.01
  -1.3% 0.2% -1.2% 0.5% 2.2% 0.5%
Government 594.03 599.35 603.67 606.44 610.55 615.39
  -0.3% 0.9% 0.7% 0.5% 0.7% 0.8%
Federal Government 51.39 52.08 52.61 52.40 52.87 53.57
  0.9% 1.3% 1.0% -0.4% 0.9% 1.3%
State Government 183.64 187.54 190.45 191.24 193.34 196.15
  1.5% 2.1% 1.5% 0.4% 1.1% 1.5%
Local Government 358.96 359.70 360.59 362.79 364.34 365.66
  -1.3% 0.2% 0.2% 0.6% 0.4% 0.4%
Employment Survey Statistics            
Labor Force 4,759,767 4,848,498 4,886,388 4,902,293 4,955,201 4,969,358
Employment 4,501,760 4,606,944 4,661,567 4,699,420 4,747,539 4,745,069
Unemployment 258,007 241,554 224,821 202,873 207,662 224,289
Unemployment Rate 5.4 5.0 4.6 4.1 4.2 4.5
Source: Center for Economic Analysis, Michigan State University