Thursday, January 21, 1999
A wealth of Michigan labor market information that can be a helpful resource to business people, local government officials, the news media and the general public is now available at the Michigan Jobs Commission website, Doug Rothwell, CEO and department director of the Michigan Jobs Commission, announced today. The information includes comprehensive, up-to-date statistics for Michigan and regional areas regarding labor force size, unemployment rates and wages. Also available are employment forecasts by industry and occupation. "What is especially helpful about this information is that it can be targeted to a specific region or community," Rothwell said. "If you're a business person considering locating in a particular city and want to know the size of the labor force there, you can find out easily. Or, if you want to know the amount of money you can expect to earn in a certain occupation, you can learn that too." The information is compiled by the Michigan Jobs Commission--Employment Service Agency's Office of Labor Market Information. It can be accessed at http://www.state.mi.us/mjc/ceo under the Michigan: Stats & Facts section.