Annual Labor Market
Thus far in 2018, the labor force and employment figures in southeast Michigan have fallen after two years of annual growth. Employment has fallen at a greater rate than the labor force, meaning a greater proportion of the labor force is looking for work. This has caused the annual unemployment rate to rise to 4.7 percent from the annual rate of 4.4 percent during 2017. Despite this, employer demand remains high for customer service related workers. The customer service occupation group reported the highest demand with 1,000,000 job postings during Q1 2018. Other occupation groups also offer great job opportunities for active job seekers: transportation, distribution, and logistics (TDL) postings grew by 16 percent since Q1 2017, and 25 percent of education postings were open to entry-level applicants.
Annual Labor Market Information
Annual Labor Force, Employment, Unemployment Rate
Quarterly Employer Demand Overview
Quarterly Posting Analysis, WIN Region
Data: Emsi | Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network