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EMPLOYED PERSONS 16 YEARS AND OVER
MONROE COUNTY 2000
Male Female Total
38,677 31,667 70,344
Management, professional, and related occupations: 7,757 9,710 17,467
Management, business, and financial operations occupations: 3,645 2,822 6,467
Management occupations, except farmers and farm managers 2,573 1,716 4,289
Farmers and farm managers 192 72 264
Business and financial operations occupations: 880 1,034 1,914
Business operations specialists 431 474 905
Financial specialists 449 560 1,009
Professional and related occupations: 4,112 6,888 11,000
Computer and mathematical occupations 506 250 756
Architecture and engineering occupations: 1,605 120 1,725
Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians 346 58 404
Life, physical, and social science occupations 99 44 143
Community and social services occupations 226 467 693
Legal occupations 132 132 341
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, and engineers 1,259 62 1,321
Education, training, and library occupations 642 2,529 3,171
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations 396 403 799
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations: 506 2,866 3,372
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations 379 1,819 2,198
Health technologists and technicians 127 1,047 1,174
Service occupations: 3,477 6,316 9,793
Healthcare support occupations 116 1,268 1,384
Protective service occupations: 911 189 1,100
Fire fighting, prevention, and law enforcement workers, including supervisors 523 71 506
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 388 118 506
Food preparation and serving related occupations 893 2,374 3,267
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations 1,282 936 2,218
Personal care and service occupations 275 1,549 4,834
Sales and office occupations: 4,834 11,786 2,969
Sales and related occupations 3,904 3,904 6,873
Office and administrative support occupations 1,865 7,882 9,747
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 141 141 426
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations: 307 307 9,060
Construction and extraction occupations: 4,710 162 4,872
Supervisors, construction and extraction workers 517 26 543
Construction trades workers 4,183 136 4,319
Extraction workers 10 0 10
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations 4,043 4,188 4,188
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations: 13,571 3,407 16,978
Production occupations 8,340 2,104 10,444
Transportation and material moving occupations: 5,231 1,303 6,534
Supervisors, transportation and material moving workers 145 56 201
Aircraft and traffic control occupations 89 27 116
Motor vehicle operators 2,364 466 2,830
Rail, water and other transportation occupations 188 53 241
Material moving workers 2,445 701 3,146
Source: Census of Population, US Bureau of the Census

Monroe County has a long history of manufacturing success. This success is due in large part to the exceptional skill level of the area’s workforce. Top employers are:

 

County of Monroe Top Employers

Company Employees
DTE Energy 1250
Meijer, Inc 1100
Monroe Public Schools 970
Bedford Public Schools 850
Mercy-Memorial Hostpital 800
Monroe County 700
Guardian Industries Corp. 500
Cabela’s 500
La-Z-Boy Incorporated 450
Tenneco Automotive 400
Gerdau MACSTEEL 400
MTS Seating 400
Global Engine Mfg. Alliance 330
Wal-Mart 315
Kroger 300
Monroe County Community College 300
Michigan Gas Utilities 300
Jefferson Schools 260
Sisters, Servants IHM 220
City of Monroe 200
Bay Corrugated 200
Ida Public Schools 200
Mason Consolidated Schools 200
Monroe County Mental Health 150
Consumers Energy 130
Detroit Stoker 90

Not Seasonally Adjusted
% Chg.
% Chg.
MONROE MSA (Monroe County)
May 2008
June 2008
Month
June 2007
Year
Civilian Labor Force 78,000 78,700 0.9% 79,200
-0.6%
Total Employment 71,100 72,200 1.5% 74,000
-2.4%
Unemployment 6,900 6,500 -5.8% 5,200
25.0%
Rate (percent) 8.8 8.3
6.5
Contact: Jim Rhein, DLEG Economic Analyst (313) 456-3095