Overall unemployment rate stayed flat at 3.5% with the biggest shift in Manufacturing, which gained 3,300 roles, based on the most recently available information published in September 2022.

Total employment in the Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI market rose by 3,683 jobs in August and the unemployment rate stayed flat. The national unemployment rate stayed flat over the same time period at 3.8%.

  • Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI unemployment rate is 29 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 320 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in August versus prior month by 6.7% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Unemployment August 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs stayed flat. Key sectors include:

  • Business Services: 400,000; -1,800
  • Transportation & Utilities: 383,900; +500
  • Education & Healthcare: 299,700; no change
  • Manufacturing: 256,900; +3,300
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 189,500; -100
  • Government: 172,500; +900
  • Financial Services: 132,500; -500
  • Construction, Mining: 84,000; -1,200
  • Other Jobs: 72,700; -400
  • IT & Development: 28,400; +100
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Unemployment by Industry August 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through August 2022 (Data published September 2022 and reports created on September 28, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.