Population and Demographics

Population (2015) 854,851
Percent of Michigan Population 8.6 %
Population Change

2000-2015

-45,534
-5.1 %

2014-2015

-2,935
-0.3 %

Population Age

Under 16 19.5 %
16-64 63.5 %
Over 65 17.0 %
Source: Census Bureau, Population Estimates

Labor Force

Labor Force (2015) 806,980
Percent of State Labor Force 17.0 %
Employed 773,500
Unemployed 33,490
Source: DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives

Labor Force and Jobless Rate, 2011-2015

2011

Labor Force for 2011 755,360
Jobless Rate for 2011 9.1 %

2012

Labor Force for 2012 761,980
Jobless Rate for 2012 7.7 %

2013

Labor Force for 2013 778,780
Jobless Rate for 2013 7.2 %

2014

Labor Force for 2014 796,230
Jobless Rate for 2014 5.7 %

2015

Labor Force for 2015 806,980
Jobless Rate for 2015 4.1 %
Source: DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives

Jobless Rate

2015 Annual Average 4.1 %
Change 2014-2015 -1.6 %
Change 2009-2015 -11.8 %
Michigan 2015 Average 5.4 %
Source: DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives

Wages

Median Hourly Wage (2016)

Region 6 $15.26
Michigan $17.32
Region 6 Wage Range (10th – 90th Percentile)
$9.03 – $36.51
Source: DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives

Private Sector Employment

Jobs (Second Quarter 2014)

210,120
Change Over the Year

2,800 1.4 %

Change Since 2009

18,460 9.6 %

Major Industries by Employment

Food services and drinking places 22,280
Ambulatory health care services 14,910
Administrative and support services 13,800
Hospitals 12,010
Transportation equipment manufacturing 9,980
Source: DTMB, LMISI, QCEW

Long Term Projections

2014-2024

Numeric Job Change 11,535
Percentage Job Change 4.2 %
Annual Openings 8,088
Annual Openings due to Growth 1,464
Top Occupations by Annual Openings due to Growth

Registered nurses 51
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 44
Team assemblers 40
Home health aides 40
Retail salespersons 39
Source: DTMB, LMISI, Employment Projections Program

Real-Time Demand

Online Job Advertisements 7,350
Change Over Quarter 8.8 %
Change Over Year 0.7 %
Top Advertising Employers

McLaren Health System
St. John Providence Health System
Lake Huron Medical Center
SavaSeniorCare
Meijer
Source: The Conference Board, Help Wanted Online (1st Quarter 2016)