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The overall gain in employment was a striking 3.2 percent increase over the previous year-end number, and the best since the official end of the Great Recession in 2009. But the more limited payroll survey of employers, also called the establishment survey, found job increases slowing down to show the smallest gain since 2009 — 44,000 added jobs, a gain of just 1.1 percent. So is job growth in Michigan exploding — or stalling out?
“If you’re using the establishment survey, that’s not very good growth, but the household survey shows very good growth,” said Charley Ballard, professor of economics at Michigan State University [and League board chair]. Jan. 22, 2016 — The Detroit News