2018 Unemployment Rate:  4.3%  (not seasonally adjusted) 

Civilian employed population 16 years and over:  72,419

 

Educational Attainment:

High school graduate or higher (age 25+) – 88.5%
Bachelor’s degree or higher (age 25+) – 15.5%*
*St. Clair County, MI, has made educational attainment a top priority, implementing new programs including a FREE community college-dual enrollment program for juniors/seniors in high school. 

Employment by Industry: 

Employed population 16+ (civilian)   
Industry Percent
Manufacturing 23.8%
Health care and social assistance 14.3%
Retail Trade 11.7%
Construction 6.9%
Educational services 6.8%
Accommodation and food services 7.3%
Other services, except public administration 4.3%
Public administration 4.6%
Transportation & Warehousing 3.6%
Professional, scientific, and technical services 2.8%
Administrative and support and waste management services 3.1%
Finance & Insurance 2.4%
Information 1.4%
Wholesale trade 1.6%
Utilities 1.5%
Arts, recreation & entertainment 1.5%
Real estate and rental leasing 1.1%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 0.9%
Management of companies and enterprises 0.1%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 0.1%

*Last updated February 2019