Michigan’s share of the working age population working in key opportunity industries increased by 0.3 percent between 2015 and 2016 and is close to the “Top Ten” state average. Michigan also exceeds the peer state average.
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 economy. These three major indicators (GDP, employment, and earnings) show how these sectors are contributing to a state's production and to residents' well-being.