WIN releases the City of Detroit report quarterly (6 weeks after each quarter end). The most recent City of Detroit report was released for Q4 2018, and includes analysis for the business and finance, energy, health care, IT, and skilled trades occupation groups. The next report will summarize data from Q1 2019 and will be released in May 2019.
Note: Prior to Q4 2018, real-time data for the City of Detroit was not available from Emsi’s Job Posting Analytic tool. Until real-time data became available for the City of Detroit, the WIN team provided analysis for the Detroit Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).
The Detroit labor market in Q4 2018 was both the strongest quarter of the year and an improvement compared to Q4 2017, showing increases in labor force and employment and decreases in unemployment and the quarterly unemployment rate. Job postings in the city were strong in Q4 2018 as well, and overwhelmingly preferred candidates with a bachelor’s degree.