Overall unemployment rate stayed flat at 3.3% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 1,800 roles, based on the most recently available information published in December 2022.

Total employment in the Ann Arbor, MI market declined by 995 jobs in October and the unemployment rate stayed flat. The national unemployment rate increased by 8 bps over the same time to 3.4%.

  • Ann Arbor, MI unemployment rate is 10 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 10 bps above the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a negative.
  • Average wages (per hour) declined in October versus prior month by -0.1% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Ann Arbor, MI Unemployment October 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 1.1% . Key sectors include:

  • Government: 86,200; +1,800
  • Business Services: 31,900; -300
  • Education & Healthcare: 29,900; +500
  • Transportation & Utilities: 27,200; +400
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 15,400; -200
  • Manufacturing: 13,800; +100
Ann Arbor, MI Unemployment by Industry October 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through October 2022 (Data published December 2022 and reports created on December 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.