Resources for Clients


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Area unemployment numbers

Total Nonfarm Employment
by Michigan Metropolitan Areas

(Unadjusted – most up to date)

AREA Sept 2014 Aug 2014 Sept 2013 % Chng Month % Chng Year
Michigan – Statewide 4180.8 4134.1 4148.8 1.1 0.8
Ann Arbor 209.5 205.7 208 1.8 0.7
Battle Creek 59 58.5 58.5 0.9 0.9
           
           
Bay City 38 37.5 37.6 1.3 1.1
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn 718.6 711 721.4 1.1 -0.4
Detroit-Warren-Livonia 1879.9 1866.8 1875.2 0.7 0.3
Flint 137 135.2 137.1 1.3 -0.1
           
           
Grand Rapids-Wyoming 418.3 412.1 406 1.5 3
Holland-Grand Haven 120.2 117.4 115.9 2.4 3.7
Jackson 54.6 54.5 54.7 0.2 -0.2
           
           
Kalamazoo-Portage 141.4 137.2 139.3 3.1 1.5
Lansing-East Lansing 227.3 220 222.9 3.3 2
Monroe 41.7 40.6 41.6 2.7 0.2
Muskegon-Norton Shores 63.1 63 62.3 0.2 1.3
Niles-Benton Harbor 61.8 61.5 61.2 0.5 1
Saginaw-Saginaw Twp North 90.1 88.2 87.5 2.2 3
Warren-Farmington Hills-Troy 1161.3 1155.8 1153.8 0.5 0.7

Skills in Demand

Critical Thinking

Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Complex Problem Solving

Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Judgment and Decision-Making

Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate ones.

Active Listening

Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate and not interrupting.

Computers and Electronics

Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, electronic equipment and computer hardware including applications and programs.

Mathematics

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics and their application.

Operations and Systems Analysis

Determining how a system or operation should work and how changes in conditions, operations and environments will affect outcomes. Understanding the needs and product requirements of a particular design.

Monitoring

Monitoring and assessing performance of yourself, other individuals or organizations to make improvement or take corrective action.

Programming

Writing computer programming for various purposes

Sales and Marketing

Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting and selling products or services. Includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques and sales control systems.