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workforce statistics

In a 2017 CNBC poll of Top States for Business, Michigan’s workforce was ranked 11th overall. That’s because our greatest natural resource is our people. From engineers, IT professionals and tradesman, to retail, manufacturing, and service workers, our skilled workforce is diverse and flexible. But the thing that really makes us unique is a combination of grit and dependability which comes from our rich history and heritage.

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4.9%

Michigan 2017
Unemployment

6.2%

U.P. 2017
Unemployment

Educational Attainment

Educational Level
2017 Population
2017 Percent
Less than 9th Grade
4,828
1.6%
9th – 12th Grade
11,865
3.93%
High School Diploma
78,160
25.87%
Some college
39,702
13.14%
Associate’s Degree
20,414
6.76%
Bachelor’s Degree
32,981
10.92%
Graduate or Professional Degree
16,610
5.5%