Michigan Employment

2022 Economic Outlook

Updated on 12/28/2021
Michigan Employment Forecast

Michigan Employment Forecast

Michigan Employment (000s) 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total Nonfarm 4,376.33 4,425.16 4,442.17 4,033.02 4,175.41 4,255.55
  1.2% 1.1% 0.4% -9.2% 3.5% 1.9%
Total Private 3,772.72 3,816.12 3,827.14 3,451.06 3,598.83 3,665.51
  1.2% 1.2% 0.3% -9.8% 4.3% 1.9%
Goods Producing 785.21 804.53 806.83 728.29 757.38 719.75
  2.2% 2.5% 0.3% -9.7% 4.0% -5.0%
Service-Providing 3,591.11 3,620.43 3,635.16 3,304.43 3,418.89 3,535.80
  0.9% 0.8% 0.4% -9.1% 3.5% 3.4%
Mining and Logging 7.14 7.26 7.30 6.53 7.03 6.89
  -0.6% 1.7% 0.6% -10.6% 7.7% -1.9%
Construction 162.12 169.01 173.42 164.92 177.22 174.27
  4.5% 4.2% 2.6% -4.9% 7.5% -1.7%
   Construction of Buildings 38.58 41.40 43.03 40.34 46.09 46.72
  5.8% 7.3% 3.9% -6.3% 14.3% 1.4%
   Specialty Trade Contractors 106.56 109.42 111.56 105.57 111.53 107.57
  4.4% 2.7% 1.9% -5.4% 5.7% -3.6%
   Other Construction 16.98 18.20 18.85 18.99 19.50 19.98
  2.5% 7.2% 3.6% 0.7% 2.7% 2.4%
Manufacturing 615.93 628.28 626.08 556.76 573.13 538.58
  1.7% 2.0% -0.4% -11.1% 2.9% -6.0%
   Durable Goods 465.53 475.91 473.04 416.07 430.86 401.88
  1.8% 2.2% -0.6% -12.0% 3.6% -6.7%
      Primary Metal Manufacturing 22.26 22.76 22.47 18.31 18.07 16.75
  1.0% 2.2% -1.3% -18.5% -1.3% -7.3%
      Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 79.86 81.04 79.71 67.94 70.01 66.87
  -0.4% 1.5% -1.6% -14.8% 3.0% -4.5%
      Machinery Manufacturing 73.68 75.04 73.79 66.83 69.71 66.68
  2.2% 1.8% -1.7% -9.4% 4.3% -4.4%
      Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing 20.15 20.69 21.11 19.16 19.30 18.39
  2.7% 2.7% 2.0% -9.2% 0.7% -4.7%
      Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 40.09 39.14 38.16 35.42 37.44 31.90
  0.5% -2.4% -2.5% -7.2% 5.7% -14.8%
      Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 148.79 153.46 151.81 129.11 134.64 120.11
  2.5% 3.1% -1.1% -14.9% 4.3% -10.8%
      Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing 22.65 22.96 23.50 21.22 19.40 18.12
  2.5% 1.4% 2.4% -9.7% -8.6% -6.6%
      Other Durable Goods Manufacturing 58.04 60.94 62.62 58.09 61.75 63.05
  3.6% 5.0% 2.7% -7.2% 6.3% 2.1%
   Non-Durable Goods 150.40 152.39 153.06 140.68 142.17 136.71
  1.2% 1.3% 0.4% -8.1% 1.1% -3.8%
      Food Manufacturing 37.90 38.66 38.39 36.79 37.98 37.31
  3.6% 2.0% -0.7% -4.2% 3.2% -1.8%
      Printing and Related Support Activities 14.33 14.05 13.56 11.52 11.10 10.47
  -0.1% -1.9% -3.5% -15.0% -3.6% -5.7%
      Chemical Manufacturing 30.06 30.52 31.08 30.10 29.81 29.01
  -1.6% 1.5% 1.8% -3.2% -1.0% -2.7%
      Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing 41.22 42.07 42.03 36.57 37.64 35.47
  1.0% 2.1% -0.1% -13.0% 2.9% -5.8%
      Other Non-Durable Goods Manufacturing 26.89 27.07 28.00 25.70 25.65 24.45
  2.3% 0.7% 3.4% -8.2% -0.2% -4.7%
Trade Transportation and Utilities 786.29 790.76 794.82 746.33 781.92 781.37
  0.8% 0.6% 0.5% -6.1% 4.8% -0.1%
   Wholesale Trade 170.62 171.75 171.94 161.17 164.10 165.73
  1.2% 0.7% 0.1% -6.3% 1.8% 1.0%
   Retail Trade 473.26 469.98 464.24 427.63 448.82 447.90
  0.0% -0.7% -1.2% -7.9% 5.0% -0.2%
      Food and Beverage Stores 80.61 78.26 77.08 73.60 71.50 69.16
  1.4% -2.9% -1.5% -4.5% -2.9% -3.3%
      Health and Personal Care Stores 34.90 35.41 35.49 32.94 36.02 36.52
  4.8% 1.5% 0.2% -7.2% 9.4% 1.4%
      Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 31.75 30.99 29.66 21.05 22.89 22.03
  -3.6% -2.4% -4.3% -29.0% 8.8% -3.8%
      General Merchandise Stores 109.73 107.92 104.76 101.69 105.42 104.32
  -1.9% -1.6% -2.9% -2.9% 3.7% -1.0%
      Other Retail 216.28 217.42 217.27 198.30 212.84 215.88
  0.3% 0.5% -0.1% -8.7% 7.3% 1.4%
   Transportation and Utilities 142.42 149.06 158.66 157.52 168.86 167.73
  2.7% 4.7% 6.4% -0.7% 7.2% -0.7%
      Utilities 20.24 20.33 20.66 20.48 20.79 20.90
  0.5% 0.5% 1.6% -0.9% 1.5% 0.5%
      Transportation and Warehousing 122.17 128.71 138.00 137.03 148.16 146.83
  3.1% 5.4% 7.2% -0.7% 8.1% -0.9%
Information 56.47 55.97 55.41 50.37 49.89 49.92
  -1.4% -0.9% -1.0% -9.1% -1.0% 0.1%
Financial Activities 219.10 220.75 225.06 223.28 225.70 226.93
  2.2% 0.7% 2.0% -0.8% 1.1% 0.5%
Professional and Business Services 649.84 659.23 654.47 596.20 629.17 645.30
  0.6% 1.4% -0.7% -8.9% 5.5% 2.6%
   Professional Scientific and Technical Services 294.08 298.49 299.35 286.83 301.00 306.27
  2.9% 1.5% 0.3% -4.2% 4.9% 1.8%
   Management of Companies and Enterprises 66.60 68.75 70.50 68.90 71.56 73.33
  4.5% 3.2% 2.5% -2.3% 3.9% 2.5%
   Admin. and Support and Waste Mgt & Rem. Services 289.17 292.00 284.66 240.59 256.31 265.69
  -2.5% 1.0% -2.5% -15.5% 6.5% 3.7%
Education and Health Services 678.23 685.80 689.08 639.62 647.53 678.30
  1.5% 1.1% 0.5% -7.2% 1.2% 4.8%
  Educational Services 72.61 74.56 73.70 66.56 68.30 72.52
  0.8% 2.7% -1.1% -9.7% 2.6% 6.2%
  Health Care and Social Assistance 605.62 611.26 615.38 573.03 579.22 605.78
  1.6% 0.9% 0.7% -6.9% 1.1% 4.6%
Leisure and Hospitality 431.94 433.14 434.99 324.31 357.87 406.72
  1.6% 0.3% 0.4% -25.4% 10.3% 13.6%
  Arts Entertainment and Recreation 53.04 53.31 53.52 35.92 43.61 54.28
  2.5% 0.5% 0.4% -32.9% 21.4% 24.5%
  Accommodation and Food Services 378.91 379.82 381.49 288.59 313.99 352.45
  1.5% 0.2% 0.4% -24.4% 8.8% 12.2%
Other Services 165.59 165.92 166.58 143.37 148.34 157.23
  -1.3% 0.2% 0.4% -13.9% 3.5% 6.0%
Government 603.61 608.41 614.34 581.41 580.56 590.04
  0.7% 0.8% 1.0% -5.4% -0.1% 1.6%
   Federal Government 52.60 52.36 52.40 54.39 54.00 53.64
  1.0% -0.4% 0.1% 3.8% -0.7% -0.7%
   State Government 190.44 192.17 195.12 178.74 176.73 182.17
  1.6% 0.9% 1.5% -8.4% -1.1% 3.1%
   Local Government 360.55 363.86 366.82 348.23 350.03 354.23
  0.2% 0.9% 0.8% -5.1% 0.5% 1.2%
Employment Survey Statistics            
Labor Force 4,886,763 4,917,066 4,948,845 4,840,532 4,724,569 4,709,112
Employment 4,662,222 4,711,455 4,747,309 4,359,155 4,508,717 4,565,375
Unemployment 224,540 205,612 201,536 481,377 215,852 143,737
Unemployment Rate 4.6 4.2 4.1 10.0 4.6 3.1
Source: Center for Economic Analysis, Michigan State University