Ann Arbor Workforce

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The Ann Arbor region is home to a capable, skilled and ever-expanding workforce. Over 50% of Ann Arbor residents have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. The combined population of Washtenaw and Livingston Counties is over 525,000 and an additional four million people reside within a 45-mile radius of the city of Ann Arbor.

Total Labor Force

  2014
Washtenaw & Livingston Counties 281,704

 

Population within 30-Minute Commute Zone

US23 & Plymouth Road 915,301
I-94 and S. Huron 837,551
M-52 and I-94 248,884

Source: US Census, Claritas

 

Major Employment by NAICS

  Total Employment 202,681
31 Manufacturing 14,138
51 Information 4,426
52 Finance 6,566
54 Professional/Scientific 25,971
55 Management of companies 818
  Government 76,558
61 Private Education and Health Care 25,907
48 Transportation and Warehousing 2,822
71 Arts & Entertainment 2,149
44 Retail 16,294

 

Unemployment

  2013 2014
Michigan 8.9 7.3
US 7.4 6.2
Washtenaw County 5.9 4.8
Livingston County 8,1 6.7

 

Percent Union 2010

Michigan 16.5%
US 11.9%

Source: BLS

 

Employment by Occupation 2014

Management 11,010
Business and finance 9,830
Computer and mathematics 7,930
Architecture and engineering 5,330
Life, physical sciences 8,690
Arts, design, entertainment 3,400
Health practitioners 21,260
Sales and related 15,450
Office/administration 30,410
Production 10,680
Transportation 7,140

Source: BLS

 

Total Graduates 2014

University of Michigan 13,177
Eastern Michigan University 4,788
Washtenaw Community College 2,300

 

Highest Educational Attainment

Bachelor’s degree or higher  
Washtenaw County 54.1%
Ann Arbor 71.1%

Source: US Census

 

Percent Bachelor’s Degree or Higher

  Bachelor’s Graduate degree
Washtenaw County 25.7% 24.5%
Michigan 13.9% 8.1%
US 15.7% 8.9%

 

Universities

University of Michigan: Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Enrollment 2014 41,924
Degrees 2014  
Bachelor 9,589
Masters 4,930
Doctoral 1,206
Professional Practice 755
Intermediate Professional 1
Certificate of Candidacy 940
Number of faculty 6,200

Research – According to National Science Foundation analysis, University of Michigan consistently ranks in the top five research universities in the US.

 

Eastern Michigan University: Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Enrollment Winter 2014 16,704
Degrees awarded winter 2014  
Bachelors 3,327
Masters 1,260
Doctoral 29

 

Washtenaw Community College

2010 enrollment exceeded 14,000 for the first time. The college assists local employers in a variety of ways:

  • The Business and Industry Services offers customized training to business, either at the college or on site.
  • The college can assist with conference services.
  • Employers may post job openings on the WCC Website.

 

 

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