For Release: Wednesday, April 27, 2022
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Detroit Area Employment — March 2022
Total nonfarm employment for the Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI, metropolitan area increased by 88,400 over
the year in March, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. (See chart 1 and table 1.) Regional
Commissioner Jason Palmer noted that the local rate of job gain, 4.7 percent, compared to the 4.6-percent
national increase. (All data in this release are not seasonally adjusted; accordingly, over-the-year analysis is
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI, is made up of two metropolitan divisions—separately identifiable employment
centers within the greater metropolitan area. Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI, with 62 percent of the
metropolitan area’s total payroll, gained 51,800 jobs over the year. Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI, which
accounted for 38 percent of the area’s employment, gained 36,600 jobs since March 2021.
In Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI, leisure and hospitality had the largest gain (+25,100) among local private-
industry supersectors. The Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia Division, MI, division added 14,700 jobs or 59 percent
of the metropolitan area’s employment gain in this industry. (See chart 2.) The 17.4-percent rise in the
metropolitan area’s leisure and hospitality supersector compared to the 16.1-percent gain on a national level.
Professional and business services added 21,400 jobs over the year in the metropolitan area. The professional,
scientific, and technical services sector accounted for 13,200 jobs gained in this supersector. The metropolitan
area had a 5.7-percent gain compared to the 5.6-percent increase for the nation.
Trade, transportation, and utilities gained 17,500 jobs in metropolitan area. The Warren-Troy-Farmington
Hills, MI, division added 11,800 jobs, or 67 percent of the metropol