Employment in the industries that have been identified as key opportunity industries in Michigan has improved considerably over the past few years, but Michigan is only in the middle of its peers and below the "Top Ten" 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.    

Key Assets – Employment Trends

Key Assets – Employment Standings

Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages