The labor force in Michigan was 4,901,959 in July 2017, up from 4,890,479 in June 2017, and up from 4,891,813 one year ago in July 2016. Employment was 4,660,343 in July 2017, down from 4,695,545 in June 2017, and up from 4,608,817 one year ago in July 2016.