Michigan’s share of the working-age population employed in key opportunity industries increased by 0.2 percent between 2016 and 2017, and is on par with the “Top Ten” state average. Michigan also exceeds the peer state average by nearly one percent.
What It Is: Employment as a share of working-age population in the engineering, geographic trade, higher education, life sciences, automotive, and natural resources sectors.
Why It Matters: These six sectors represent major opportunities crucial for growing Michigan's economy and moving it forward in the new global marketplace. The three major indicators presented (GDP, employment, and earnings) show how these sectors are contributing to a state's production and to residents' well-being.