Michigan Monthly Employment Statistics

  • 428,470 employed workers
  • 4,487,846 unemployed workers
  • 8.7% unemployment rate

Workforce Data

The total employment for Michigan is 3,994,200, which is 54,500 greater than last month, an increase of 1.38%. The total employment a year ago was 4,449,500, which is -455,300 greater than today. Employment has decreased by 10.23% in the last year. Last months' total employment data was updated but changed less than 0.05%, a fairly insignificant amount. Last months total employment was revised to 3,940 from 3,940.

The Trade, Transport and Utilities sectors are the leading employers in Michigan. There are 756,500 employees in the sector. Last month the sector had 746,400 employees last month, an increase of 10,100 (1.35%). Last year the sector had 788,600 employees last year, a decrease of 32,100 (4.07%).

The chart below illustrates the total monthly employment:

Earnings

In the month of July, 2019 the average hours worked was 0.0, this was a decrease from last month, which averaged 0.0 hours. This represents a change of nan%. Average hourly wages for the month were $0.00 per hour, which translates to $0.00 per week. Hourly wages decreased over the last month from $0.00 per hour a decrease of nan%. Weekly wages decreased over the last month from $0.00 per week a decrease of nan%.

A year ago, the average hours worked was 0.0 hourse per week, which is a decrease of nan%. Hourly wages have decreased over the last year from $0.00 per hour, a decrease of nan%. Weekly wages have increased over the last year from $0.00 per week, an increase of nan%.

The chart below illustrates the average monthly wages:




Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate decreased in July, 2019 from 8.7% to this months' 8.7%. A year ago the unemployment rate was 4.2%, 4.5% higher today. The total workforce in July, 2019 was 4,916,316, which is 2.1% higher than last months 4,816,641 and is 2.0% lower than last months 4,963,440. The total number of unemployed in Michigan is 4,487,846 as compared to the revised figure from last month of 4,395,253 and 4,752,836 unemployed a year ago.

The chart below illustrates the change in the unemployment rate over the last year in Michigan:






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About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & HomeGearWorks.com. Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.