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10 counties with lowest jobless rate

#10 Ingham County: 3.4% SP 4449 Daylight Special by Joe Ross (used under Creative Commons license) #9 Allegan County: 3.4% Second Street Bridge by cmh2315fl (used under Creative Commons license) Ranking as of April 2016 Source: Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget Now on sale, Bridge Magazine’s book on of the Flint water crisis: […]

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10 counties with biggest increase in jobs

#10 Montcalm County Employment Change from 2011 Increase 27,152 2,725 11.2% Apples by Julie McGraw (used under Creative Commons license) #9 Luce County Employment Change from 2011 Increase 2,281 240 11.8% Upper Falls by Jamie R Rytlewski (used under Creative Commons license) Data for the years 2012-2016 Source: Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget […]

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10 counties with greatest growth in average weekly wages

#10 Benzie County Average Weekly Wage Growth 2011-15 $546 4.1% Railroad Point Remarkable by jimflix! (used under Creative Commons license) #9 Gogebic County Average Weekly Wage Growth 2011-15 $664 4.4% Jump by Ryan Anger (used under Creative Commons license) Data from the years 2011-2015 Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Quarterly Census of Employment and […]

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10 counties with highest weekly wages

#10 Allegan County Average Weekly Wage Change 2011-15 $861 -9.7% Second Street Bridge by cmh2315fl (used under Creative Commons license) #9 Kent County Average Weekly Wage Change 2011-15 $867 0.5% Fallasburg Park by xray10 (used under Creative Commons license) Data from the 3rd quarter of 2015 Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Quarterly Census of […]

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Dow Chemical being courted by other states

Other states are trying to lure Midland-based Dow Chemical from Michigan, a development that is focusing attention on Gov. Rick Snyder’s strategy for attracting and keeping companies in the state. (Bridge/Crain’s photo by Lindsay VanHulle) Numerous states are aggressively courting Dow Chemical Co. to move jobs out of its Midland birthplace – and business leaders […]

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Interactive map: How old are YOUR farmers?

How old are your farmers? Michigan’s farm operators are advancing in years, raising questions about who will take over the state’s massive agriculture industry — worth $3.9 billion in 2014 — when they retire. Click on a county to see the median age for farm operators, compared with the median age of the population. Source: […]

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Slideshow: Worst counties for job growth (2005 – 2013)

#10: Arenac County (4,476 total jobs, a decrease of 14.1 percent) Photo by George Thomas via Flickr; used under Creative Commons license #9: Montmorency County (1,901 total jobs, a decrease of 14.4 precent) Photo by John Tobe via Flickr; used under Creative Commons license The post Slideshow: Worst counties for job growth (2005 – 2013) […]

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Slideshow: Best counties for job growth (2005 – 2013)

#10: Kent County (347,717 total jobs, an increase of 7.0 percent) Photo by Erin via Flickr; used under Creative Commons license #9: Midland County (35,722 total jobs, an increase of 9.2 percent) Photo by Ryan Lughermo via Flickr; used under Creative Commons license The post Slideshow: Best counties for job growth (2005 – 2013) appeared […]

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