Overall unemployment rate moved up to 4.7% with the biggest shift in Manufacturing, which lost 1,300 roles, based on the most recently available information published in June 2022.

Total employment in the Lansing-East Lansing, MI market rose by 2,340 jobs in May and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 70 bps to 4.7%. The national unemployment rate increased by 4 bps over the same time to 3.4%.

  • Lansing-East Lansing, MI unemployment rate is 132 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 120 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in May versus prior month by 9.4% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Lansing-East Lansing, MI Unemployment May 2022

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

  • Government: 59,700; -1,000
  • Transportation & Utilities: 35,600; +100
  • Education & Healthcare: 31,100; no change
  • Business Services: 25,100; +800
  • Manufacturing: 18,700; -1,300
  • Financial Services: 17,900; +200
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 17,700; +500
  • Other Jobs: 9,500; +200
  • Construction, Mining: 9,000; +500
  • IT & Development: 3,600; no change
Lansing-East Lansing, MI Unemployment by Industry May 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through May 2022 (Data published June 2022 and reports created on June 29, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.