Labor Market Profile

 Labor Force and Jobless Rates 2012-2017*

​*Through August 2017

Labor Force and Jobless Rates Graph

 Population and Demographics


Population (2016)

1,243,970

% of State Population

12.5%

 

 

Population Change

Population Age

2010-2016

2014-2016

Under 16

19.1%

41,608

3,669

16-64

65.4%

3.5%

0.3%

Over 65

15.5%


Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates


 Current Jobless Rate

August 2017

3.5%

2017 Annual Average (thru Aug)

3.6%

2016 Annual Average

4.2%

Change Aug ’16 – Aug ‘17

-1.3%


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


 

 Private Sector Employment

Jobs (First Quarter 2017)

668,486

Change Over the Year

Change Since 2012

9,523

1.4%

74,039

12.5%

 

 

 

Major Industries by Employment (2016)

Professional and technical services

109,440

Administrative and support services

62,318

Food services and drinking places

53,081

Ambulatory health care services

40,877

Merchant wholesalers (durables)

33,655


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

 Labor Force

Labor Force (April 2017)

662,887

% of State Labor Force

13.6%

 

 

Employed

639,926

 

 

Unemployed

22,951


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


 

 Wages

Median Hourly Wage (2016)

Oakland County


Metro Detroit



$23.27


$22.54


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

$14.67-$38.61


Source: EMSI, QCEW

 

 Employment Forecasts by Occupation


Total Occupations by Annual Opening (2016-2020)

 

Occupation

Average
Annual
Openings

Median
Hourly
Earnings

Administrative Support Workers

596

$17.08

Materials Moving Occupations

534

$15.03

Food Prep and Serving Workers

515

$9.90

Architecture and Engineering

490

$38.74

Healthcare Practitioners

416

$32.92

Buildings/Ground Maintenance

399

$11.89

Healthcare Support

363

$13.72

Sales and Related Occupations

332

$15.18

Management Occupations

329

$53.27

Personal Care Occupations

326

$11.03


Source: EMSI


 Real-Time Job Demand


Online Job Advertisements

43,350

Top Advertising Employers (Sep ’16-Aug ’17)




 


FCA US LLC


Change Over Year

12 Month Average

William Beaumont Hospital


-6.4%

40,737

Oracle Corporation


 

 

General Motors Company

 

 

Ascension Health


Source: EMSI

Oakland County
Economic Development and Community Affairs
Market Research (2 October 2017)