In the interview they review:
• Regional population growth outpaces Michigan between 2009 and 2015.
o Demographic trends
• Overall unemployment rate, labor force and employment levels
o Lower than state and nation
o Positive over last year
o While unemployment rate now around prerecession levels, labor force nd employment levels still lag.
• Industry job levels are continuing to rise over the year and after the Great Recession; they have just surpassed pre-recessionary levels.
o Again lag behind 2000 levels
o Top growing industries
• Projection of job growth
o Slightly lower than statewide average
o Top three growing occupational categories
o Top three occupational categories based on annual openings
o Occupational growth most present in occupations that require more than a HS diploma.
High-demand, high wage careers present opportunities for both moderate OJT-associate degree and bachelor’s and above.
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