Labor Market Profile

 Labor Force and Jobless Rates 2012-2019*

​*Through August 2019
August

 Population and Demographics

Population (2018)

1,259,201

% of State Population

12.6%

 

 

Population Change

Population Age

2010-2018

2017-2018

Under-16

18.3%

56,839

3,019

16-64

64.9%

4.7%

0.2%

Over 65

16.8%


Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates


 Current Jobless Rate

August 2019

3.7%

July 2019

4.1%

August 2018

3.5%

Change Aug ’18 – Aug ‘19

+0.2%


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, LAUS


 

 Total Employment (QCEW)

Jobs (2018)

737,266

Change Over the Year

Change Since 2014

+8,892

+1.2%

+45,893

+6.6%

 

 

 

Major Industries by Employment (2018)

Health care and social assistance

105,346

Professional, scientific, tech. services

104,014

Retail trade

79,173

Manufacturing

66,960

Administrative and support services

64,757


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, QCEW

 Labor Force

Labor Force (August 2019)

686,888

% of State Labor Force

13.8%

 

 

Employed

661,735

 

 

Unemployed

25,153


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, LAUS


 

 Wages

Median Hourly Wage (2018)

Oakland County


Metro Detroit



$20.51


$19.70


Oakland County Wage Range
(10th-90th Percentile)

$10.31-$49.79


Source: EMSI, BLS (OES + Non-QCEW )


 

 Employment Forecasts by Occupation


Total Occupations by Job Growth, 2-digit SOC (2018-2021)

 

Occupation

Average
Annual
Openings

Median
Hourly
Earnings

Food Prep and Serving
Workers                                   759               $10.40
Transportation/Material
Moving                                     526               $16.35
Healthcare Practitioners      515                $33.14
Administrative Support
Workers                                  450                $17.77
Personal Care
Occupations                           426             $11.31
Management
Occupations                           381             $54.81
Healthcare Support
Occupations                            380             $14.48
Business/Financial
Operations                              347            $34.09
Buildings/Grounds
Maintenance                            342            $12.45
Business/
Computer/Mathematical
Occupations                            264            $38.78

Source: EMSI


 Real-Time Job Demand


Curent Total Online Job Advertisements

64,548

Top Posted Occupations (Jun ’19 - Aug ’19)




 Change Over Year

12 Month Average


Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers
+19.2% 59,052

Registered nurses




Software developers, applications


 

 

Retail salespersons

 

 

First-line supervisors of retail sales workers


Source: EMSI

Oakland County
Economic Development and Community Affairs
Market Research (2 Oct 2019)