Michigan Employment

2023 Economic Outlook

Updated on 01/01/2023
Michigan Employment Forecast

Michigan Employment Forecast

Michigan Employment (000s) 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total Nonfarm 4,425.22 4,442.22 4,039.48 4,193.06 4,380.50 4,583.18
  1.1% 0.4% -9.1% 3.8% 4.5% 4.6%
Total Private 3,816.02 3,827.35 3,458.36 3,619.90 3,796.29 3,998.69
  1.1% 0.3% -9.6% 4.7% 4.9% 5.3%
Goods Producing 804.52 806.84 727.64 766.76 802.75 846.77
  2.5% 0.3% -9.8% 5.4% 4.7% 5.5%
Service-Providing 3,620.51 3,635.22 3,311.60 3,426.42 3,578.26 3,736.40
  0.8% 0.4% -8.9% 3.5% 4.4% 4.4%
Mining and Logging 7.25 7.30 6.55 6.79 7.72 8.01
  1.6% 0.7% -10.3% 3.7% 13.7% 3.8%
Construction 168.99 173.44 164.74 176.19 180.52 193.80
  4.2% 2.6% -5.0% 7.0% 2.5% 7.4%
   Construction of Buildings 41.39 43.03 40.21 43.77 45.83 49.94
  7.3% 4.0% -6.5% 8.8% 4.7% 9.0%
   Specialty Trade Contractors 109.40 111.56 105.46 113.13 117.74 126.92
  2.7% 2.0% -5.5% 7.3% 4.1% 7.8%
   Other Construction 18.20 18.85 19.02 19.31 17.02 16.95
  7.3% 3.6% 0.9% 1.5% -11.9% -0.4%
Manufacturing 628.30 626.10 556.30 583.69 614.68 644.96
  2.0% -0.3% -11.1% 4.9% 5.3% 4.9%
   Durable Goods 475.93 473.09 414.89 437.49 462.30 484.89
  2.2% -0.6% -12.3% 5.4% 5.7% 4.9%
      Primary Metal Manufacturing 22.77 22.48 18.30 18.11 18.80 20.00
  2.2% -1.3% -18.6% -1.0% 3.8% 6.4%
      Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 81.05 79.72 68.04 70.07 71.51 73.34
  1.5% -1.6% -14.7% 3.0% 2.1% 2.6%
      Machinery Manufacturing 75.02 73.78 66.79 68.33 71.34 75.43
  1.8% -1.7% -9.5% 2.3% 4.4% 5.7%
      Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing 20.69 21.11 19.30 20.33 21.67 23.12
  2.7% 2.0% -8.6% 5.4% 6.6% 6.7%
      Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 39.13 38.21 34.16 41.33 47.84 49.24
  -2.4% -2.4% -10.6% 21.0% 15.7% 2.9%
      Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 153.45 151.81 128.32 137.91 146.82 154.96
  3.1% -1.1% -15.5% 7.5% 6.5% 5.5%
      Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing 22.96 23.51 21.15 19.92 20.82 21.56
  1.4% 2.4% -10.0% -5.8% 4.5% 3.5%
      Other Durable Goods Manufacturing 60.96 62.63 58.72 61.33 63.30 67.24
  5.0% 2.7% -6.2% 4.5% 3.2% 6.2%
   Non-Durable Goods 152.38 153.05 141.41 146.21 152.33 160.07
  1.3% 0.4% -7.6% 3.4% 4.2% 5.1%
      Food Manufacturing 38.66 38.38 37.23 38.61 40.44 42.10
  2.0% -0.7% -3.0% 3.7% 4.7% 4.1%
      Printing and Related Support Activities 14.05 13.56 11.61 11.76 12.24 12.98
  -1.9% -3.5% -14.4% 1.3% 4.1% 6.1%
      Chemical Manufacturing 30.52 31.08 30.03 30.28 30.81 31.86
  1.5% 1.8% -3.4% 0.8% 1.8% 3.4%
      Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing 42.08 42.04 36.77 38.58 40.89 43.24
  2.1% -0.1% -12.5% 4.9% 6.0% 5.7%
      Other Non-Durable Goods Manufacturing 27.07 27.99 25.76 26.99 27.91 29.89
  0.7% 3.4% -8.0% 4.8% 3.4% 7.1%
Trade Transportation and Utilities 790.78 794.95 745.40 777.47 807.66 843.54
  0.6% 0.5% -6.2% 4.3% 3.9% 4.4%
   Wholesale Trade 172.79 173.23 162.52 164.36 172.08 178.78
  0.7% 0.3% -6.2% 1.1% 4.7% 3.9%
   Retail Trade 469.98 464.35 428.90 448.74 459.91 477.47
  -0.7% -1.2% -7.6% 4.6% 2.5% 3.8%
      Food and Beverage Stores 78.25 77.08 74.00 74.03 72.71 73.09
  -2.9% -1.5% -4.0% 0.0% -1.8% 0.5%
      Health and Personal Care Stores 35.42 35.50 32.88 35.60 37.59 40.06
  1.5% 0.2% -7.4% 8.3% 5.6% 6.6%
      Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 30.99 29.66 21.00 23.47 25.25 27.95
  -2.4% -4.3% -29.2% 11.7% 7.6% 10.7%
      General Merchandise Stores 107.95 104.81 101.78 106.51 112.68 114.58
  -1.6% -2.9% -2.9% 4.6% 5.8% 1.7%
      Other Retail 217.41 217.32 199.18 209.10 211.76 221.80
  0.5% 0.0% -8.3% 5.0% 1.3% 4.7%
   Transportation and Utilities 148.05 157.40 153.96 164.35 175.72 187.29
  4.7% 6.3% -2.2% 6.7% 6.9% 6.6%
      Utilities 20.34 20.66 20.48 20.78 20.84 20.60
  0.5% 1.6% -0.9% 1.4% 0.3% -1.2%
      Transportation and Warehousing 127.70 136.74 133.48 143.59 154.94 166.70
  5.4% 7.1% -2.4% 7.6% 7.9% 7.6%
Information 55.97 55.41 50.53 51.65 55.55 58.52
  -0.9% -1.0% -8.8% 2.2% 7.6% 5.3%
Financial Activities 220.77 225.08 224.14 232.68 237.84 244.88
  0.8% 2.0% -0.4% 3.8% 2.2% 3.0%
Professional and Business Services 659.22 654.49 600.95 630.37 666.27 706.54
  1.4% -0.7% -8.2% 4.9% 5.7% 6.0%
   Professional Scientific and Technical Services 298.47 299.33 289.30 301.55 319.91 336.50
  1.5% 0.3% -3.4% 4.2% 6.1% 5.2%
   Management of Companies and Enterprises 68.77 70.51 69.72 70.78 72.17 74.68
  3.2% 2.5% -1.1% 1.5% 2.0% 3.5%
   Admin. and Support and Waste Mgt & Rem. Services 292.01 284.70 241.99 258.03 274.08 295.36
  1.0% -2.5% -15.0% 6.6% 6.2% 7.8%
Education and Health Services 685.82 689.09 640.87 650.28 659.27 679.75
  1.1% 0.5% -7.0% 1.5% 1.4% 3.1%
  Educational Services 74.56 73.71 66.21 69.56 75.47 79.41
  2.7% -1.1% -10.2% 5.1% 8.5% 5.2%
  Health Care and Social Assistance 611.26 615.39 574.64 580.73 583.87 600.33
  0.9% 0.7% -6.6% 1.1% 0.5% 2.8%
Leisure and Hospitality 433.00 434.96 325.44 356.61 404.18 449.22
  0.3% 0.5% -25.2% 9.6% 13.3% 11.1%
  Arts Entertainment and Recreation 53.31 53.53 36.70 42.10 48.45 54.48
  0.5% 0.4% -31.4% 14.7% 15.1% 12.4%
  Accommodation and Food Services 379.71 381.46 288.96 314.38 355.47 394.74
  0.2% 0.5% -24.2% 8.8% 13.1% 11.0%
Other Services 165.92 166.58 144.09 153.32 162.80 169.48
  0.2% 0.4% -13.5% 6.4% 6.2% 4.1%
Government 608.41 614.35 580.91 573.64 584.84 584.49
  0.8% 1.0% -5.4% -1.3% 2.0% -0.1%
   Federal Government 52.37 52.40 54.03 53.14 54.17 53.95
  -0.4% 0.1% 3.1% -1.6% 1.9% -0.4%
   State Government 192.18 195.14 178.36 172.49 173.35 171.94
  0.9% 1.5% -8.6% -3.3% 0.5% -0.8%
   Local Government 363.84 366.80 348.44 348.02 357.37 358.60
  0.9% 0.8% -5.0% -0.1% 2.7% 0.3%
Employment Survey Statistics            
Labor Force 4,940,040 4,968,997 4,845,885 4,775,946 4,862,673 5,016,291
Employment 4,732,487 4,764,976 4,367,233 4,495,896 4,667,776 4,826,144
Unemployment 207,553 204,021 478,652 280,050 194,898 190,147
Unemployment Rate 4.2 4.1 9.9 5.9 4.0 3.8
Source: Center for Economic Analysis, Michigan State University