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Southeast Michigan Commuting Patterns/Southeast Michigan Labor Shed Study

Project Type
WIN Board, other organizations/individuals, and the general public
Client
Michigan Works! Agencies, Community Colleges, Economic Developers, Employers, Community Organizations, Jobseekers, Students
Project Date
2016
Main Contact
Melissa Sheldon

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The WIN partnership region’s labor shed highlights why, when it comes to talent, we must think regionally: the workforce is mobile. Although 91.6% of the region’s workforces live and works in the 16-county area, not all residents work in their home county. It is not uncommon for workers to commute one or two counties over for work. This means that the residents in every county should be ready for the job demands of employers hiring throughout the southeast Michigan region.

The updated labor shed reports include detailed information regarding where residents in the area commute to and from each day for work, how far they travel, and information about workers and businesses in the area.

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