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Women in the Michigan Workforce
March 2021

This report examines key information on the role of women in the workforce, addressing both recent challenges they have faced considering the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the longer-term gender disparities in the Michigan economy and labor market.

Michigan's Career Outlook through 2028
August 2020

This publication provides multiple lists of in-demand occupations through 2028 by education and training requirements, as well as highlights the most in-demand STEM occupations. 

Are you looking for career outlooks by region? View and download career outlooks by Michigan Prosperity Region through 2026 here. Regional career outlooks through 2028 will be published during the summer of 2021.

Michigan's Hot 50 through 2028
August 2020

This publication highlights Michigan’s high-demand, high-wage careers that show a favorable mix of long-term job growth, projected annual job openings, and median wages through 2028.

2020 Annual Planning Information and Workforce Analysis Reports
May 2020

The Annual Planning Information and Workforce Analysis Reports provide economic and demographic data and analysis for Michigan's 10 Prosperity Regions. This information is provided to assist with regional and local plans for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Michigan's 2nd Quarter 2019 Job Vacancy Survey
April 2020

This report provides the results of a second quarter 2019 employer survey. The information in this survey is intended to give our partners and customers insight on current Michigan job vacancies, and to inform decisions around education, hiring, and workforce development.

The State of Registered Apprenticeships in Michigan
November 2019

This report on apprenticeships in Michigan, which details demographic, occupation, wage, industry, and program information, builds on a previous report published by the Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives (LMISI) in 2016. A new addition to this report is the inclusion of administrative wage records to measure the employment outcomes of registered apprentices.

Michigan Industry Cluster Workforce Analysis Reports
September 2019

These reports provide information on employment trends, high growth jobs, potential labor supply, real-time job ads, and forecast job growth for occupations and industries in key Michigan industry clusters.

Michigan�s 2018 Job Vacancy Survey Pilot
September 2019

This report provides the results of a fourth quarter 2018 employer survey conducted in partnership with Michigan State University. The information in this survey is intended to give our partners and customers insight on current Michigan job vacancies, and to inform decisions around education, hiring, and workforce development.

Michigan Population Projections by County through 2045
September 2019

This report provides a summary of Michigan’s historical and projected population trends, population projection methodology, and demographic information for all Michigan counties through 2045.

Regional Career Outlooks through 2026
July 2019

This publication provides multiple lists of in-demand occupations through 2026 by education and training requirements, as well as highlights the most in-demand STEM occupations for each of Michigan's Prosperity Regions. 

Annual Planning Information and Workforce Analysis Reports 2018
March 2018

The Annual Planning Information and Workforce Analysis Reports provide economic and demographic data and analysis for Michigan's 10 Prosperity Regions. This information is provided to assist with regional and local plans for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Michigan's Foreign-Born Population and Workforce
September 2017

This report provides an overview of Michigan's foreign-born population, including its demographics, education and workforce. 

Michigan's 2016 Annual Economic Analysis
September 2017

This comprehensive annual report covers a variety of workforce and demographic topics, including trends in the state’s labor force, industries, wages, demographics, labor supply, and employment projections.

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Pontiac City Demographic and Labor Market Profile
May 2017

This profile provides an overview of the labor market, population, and other socio-economic indicators, such as educational attainment, income, housing, etc., for the City of Pontiac in comparison to Oakland County and the state of Michigan as a whole.

An Analysis of Registered Apprenticeships in Michigan
November 2016

Registered Apprenticeships – work-based and post-secondary on-the-job learning positions – are an important and growing source of talent in Michigan’s workforce. This report, which is one of the first of its kind, uses newly-available data on apprenticeships detailing demographic, occupation, wage, industry and program information.

Flint City Demographic and Labor Market Profile
April 2016

This profile provides an overview of the labor market, population, and other socio-economic indicators (e.g., education, housing, etc.) for the city of Flint, in comparison to Michigan.

Employment and Occupations in the Skilled Trades 2015
December 2015

This study updates our 2013 report by providing up-to-date information about the Skilled Trades in Michigan with sections on employment, earnings, job requirements and readiness, apprenticeships and program completers, and current and future employment demand.

Michigan's Long-term Unemployed
November 2015

Michigan's Long-Term Unemployed study analyzes this particular portion of the state's labor market today and over the past 15 years. This study also sheds light on which occupational categories are more associated with long-term unemployment, as well as highlighting job opportunities both today and in the future for these individuals.

Job-to-Job Flows
August 2015

The U.S. Census Bureau in co-operation with state agencies continues to issue more data series from its Longitudinal Employment and Household Dynamics (LEHD) employer-employee linked database. The newest series is the job-to-job (J2J) flows data which provide a better understanding of flows of workers across firms.

Employment in Michigan�s Transportation and Warehousing Industry
June 2015

This article presents detailed information and analysis of employment in the Michigan Transportation and Warehousing Industry, highlighting the industry's strengths, challenges, and opportunities.

Detroit City Demographic and Labor Market Profile
May 2015

This profile provides an overview of the labor market, population, and other socio-economic indicators (e.g., education, housing, etc.) for the city of Detroit, in comparison to Michigan.

West Michigan Talent Assessment and Outlook: Supply and Demand Analysis and Insights
September 2014

This innovative and visual presentation provides analysis and insight about the current state of the West Michigan Talent system.