Michigan Employment

Michigan Employment Forecast

Michigan Employment Forecast

Michigan Employment (000s) 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total Nonfarm 4,319.50 4,368.83 4,417.35 4,432.52 4,019.39 4,130.51
  1.8% 1.1% 1.1% 0.3% -9.3% 2.8%
Total Private 3,720.49 3,765.14 3,808.52 3,818.81 3,437.22 3,561.66
  2.0% 1.2% 1.2% 0.3% -10.0% 3.6%
Goods Producing 768.10 785.35 804.76 807.82 728.91 746.13
  2.7% 2.2% 2.5% 0.4% -9.8% 2.4%
Service-Providing 3,551.51 3,583.45 3,612.46 3,624.58 3,290.58 3,384.38
  1.6% 0.9% 0.8% 0.3% -9.2% 2.9%
Mining and Logging 7.18 7.14 7.26 7.34 6.61 6.39
  -6.4% -0.5% 1.7% 1.2% -10.0% -3.4%
Construction 155.14 162.16 169.06 173.35 165.97 186.06
  4.6% 4.5% 4.3% 2.5% -4.3% 12.1%
   Construction of Buildings 36.48 38.59 41.41 43.28 44.02 45.01
  7.6% 5.8% 7.3% 4.5% 1.7% 2.2%
   Specialty Trade Contractors 102.09 106.58 109.45 111.41 104.22 122.44
  3.4% 4.4% 2.7% 1.8% -6.5% 17.5%
   Other Construction 16.56 16.97 18.20 18.67 17.68 18.62
  5.2% 2.5% 7.3% 2.5% -5.3% 5.3%
Manufacturing 605.79 616.02 628.45 627.10 556.31 553.68
  2.4% 1.7% 2.0% -0.2% -11.3% -0.5%
   Durable Goods 456.41 464.80 475.28 472.86 409.92 405.71
  1.9% 1.8% 2.3% -0.5% -13.3% -1.0%
      Primary Metal Manufacturing 22.04 22.27 22.77 22.46 17.10 15.37
  -1.0% 1.0% 2.2% -1.4% -23.8% -10.1%
      Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 80.22 79.87 81.05 80.16 68.69 68.45
  -1.5% -0.4% 1.5% -1.1% -14.3% -0.4%
      Machinery Manufacturing 72.07 73.68 75.03 73.20 66.36 67.54
  -0.2% 2.2% 1.8% -2.4% -9.3% 1.8%
      Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing 19.62 20.15 20.69 21.10 18.78 18.36
  4.0% 2.7% 2.7% 2.0% -11.0% -2.2%
      Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 39.92 40.11 39.16 38.24 35.08 34.93
  1.3% 0.5% -2.4% -2.3% -8.3% -0.4%
      Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 144.34 148.01 152.74 150.89 119.34 115.56
  4.6% 2.5% 3.2% -1.2% -20.9% -3.2%
      Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing 22.10 22.66 22.97 23.54 21.88 21.94
  4.5% 2.5% 1.4% 2.5% -7.1% 0.3%
      Other Durable Goods Manufacturing 56.02 58.06 60.94 63.34 62.59 63.55
  3.1% 3.6% 5.0% 3.9% -1.2% 1.5%
   Non-Durable Goods 149.36 151.22 153.18 154.26 146.33 147.97
  3.7% 1.2% 1.3% 0.7% -5.1% 1.1%
      Food Manufacturing 36.58 37.89 38.66 38.55 38.17 37.72
  5.0% 3.6% 2.0% -0.3% -1.0% -1.2%
      Printing and Related Support Activities 14.35 14.33 14.06 13.71 11.89 11.49
  1.0% -0.1% -1.9% -2.5% -13.3% -3.3%
      Chemical Manufacturing 30.55 30.06 30.52 31.17 30.17 30.10
  0.5% -1.6% 1.5% 2.1% -3.2% -0.3%
      Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing 41.61 42.06 42.85 42.81 36.60 36.64
  4.2% 1.1% 1.9% -0.1% -14.5% 0.1%
      Other Non-Durable Goods Manufacturing 26.27 26.87 27.10 28.01 29.44 32.02
  6.3% 2.3% 0.8% 3.4% 5.1% 8.7%
Trade Transportation and Utilities 780.37 786.36 790.83 795.86 754.52 775.07
  1.3% 0.8% 0.6% 0.6% -5.2% 2.7%
   Wholesale Trade 168.54 170.63 171.73 171.74 162.82 164.01
  0.8% 1.2% 0.6% 0.0% -5.2% 0.7%
   Retail Trade 473.19 473.31 470.03 464.30 434.66 450.11
  1.2% 0.0% -0.7% -1.2% -6.4% 3.6%
      Food and Beverage Stores 79.48 80.61 78.25 77.17 72.93 72.23
  1.4% 1.4% -2.9% -1.4% -5.5% -1.0%
      Health and Personal Care Stores 33.29 34.90 35.41 35.68 32.64 33.13
  3.3% 4.8% 1.5% 0.7% -8.5% 1.5%
      Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 32.94 31.77 30.99 29.73 20.87 21.40
  -0.3% -3.5% -2.4% -4.1% -29.8% 2.5%
      General Merchandise Stores 111.90 109.73 107.90 104.60 100.02 102.12
  1.1% -1.9% -1.7% -3.1% -4.4% 2.1%
      Other Retail 215.63 216.31 217.47 217.09 208.11 221.23
  1.1% 0.3% 0.5% -0.2% -4.1% 6.3%
   Transportation and Utilities 138.64 142.43 149.07 159.83 157.05 160.95
  2.3% 2.7% 4.7% 7.2% -1.7% 2.5%
      Utilities 20.14 20.24 20.34 20.64 20.61 20.40
  1.3% 0.5% 0.5% 1.5% -0.2% -1.0%
      Transportation and Warehousing 118.49 122.17 128.72 139.17 136.51 140.55
  2.5% 3.1% 5.4% 8.1% -1.9% 3.0%
Information 57.29 56.47 55.98 55.21 51.49 50.77
  1.3% -1.4% -0.9% -1.4% -6.7% -1.4%
Financial Activities 214.36 219.13 220.77 224.50 222.07 224.14
  3.0% 2.2% 0.8% 1.7% -1.1% 0.9%
Professional and Business Services 646.08 649.93 659.34 653.96 602.43 656.34
  1.4% 0.6% 1.4% -0.8% -7.9% 8.9%
   Professional Scientific and Technical Services 285.81 294.10 298.53 298.24 284.90 299.61
  2.9% 2.9% 1.5% -0.1% -4.5% 5.2%
   Management of Companies and Enterprises 63.76 66.61 68.77 70.18 69.01 69.45
  4.3% 4.5% 3.2% 2.1% -1.7% 0.6%
   Admin. and Support and Waste Mgt & Rem. Services 296.50 289.22 292.07 285.56 248.41 287.28
  -0.5% -2.5% 1.0% -2.2% -13.0% 15.6%
Education and Health Services 661.32 670.22 677.48 681.58 627.68 633.46
  2.0% 1.3% 1.1% 0.6% -7.9% 0.9%
  Educational Services 72.01 72.61 74.56 74.68 61.01 59.32
  -0.3% 0.8% 2.7% 0.2% -18.3% -2.8%
  Health Care and Social Assistance 589.32 597.61 602.94 606.91 566.49 574.14
  2.3% 1.4% 0.9% 0.7% -6.7% 1.4%
Leisure and Hospitality 425.12 432.08 433.51 434.09 305.60 322.14
  2.8% 1.6% 0.3% 0.1% -29.6% 5.4%
  Arts Entertainment and Recreation 51.74 53.05 53.37 53.10 31.75 33.09
  3.2% 2.5% 0.6% -0.5% -40.2% 4.2%
  Accommodation and Food Services 373.38 379.05 380.12 380.97 274.10 289.05
  2.7% 1.5% 0.3% 0.2% -28.1% 5.5%
Other Services 167.70 165.62 165.95 166.00 145.16 153.62
  0.2% -1.2% 0.2% 0.0% -12.6% 5.8%
Government 599.30 603.62 608.43 613.27 583.66 568.86
  0.9% 0.7% 0.8% 0.8% -4.8% -2.5%
   Federal Government 52.08 52.61 52.38 52.29 53.80 54.56
  1.3% 1.0% -0.4% -0.2% 2.9% 1.4%
   State Government 187.53 190.43 192.15 194.47 182.07 178.91
  2.1% 1.5% 0.9% 1.2% -6.4% -1.7%
   Local Government 359.69 360.58 363.90 366.53 347.64 335.39
  0.2% 0.2% 0.9% 0.7% -5.2% -3.5%
Employment Survey Statistics            
Labor Force 4,847,141 4,884,101 4,908,736 4,937,270 4,837,009 4,776,871
Employment 4,604,976 4,658,209 4,704,692 4,735,808 4,343,685 4,464,279
Unemployment 242,165 225,892 204,043 201,462 493,324 312,591
Unemployment Rate 5.0 4.6 4.2 4.1 10.3 6.5
Source: Center for Economic Analysis, Michigan State University