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

  2012
Washtenaw & Livingston Counties 270,400

 

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 252,871
31 Manufacturing 21,045
51 Information 4,192
52 Finance 4,851
54 Professional/Scientific 16,027
55 Management of companies 1,207
56 Administration 12,759
61 Education 11,830
62 Health Care 28,394
71 Arts & Entertainment 4,871
92 Public Administration 8,646

 

Unemployment

  2011 2012
Michigan 10.3 9.1
US 8.9 8.1
Washtenaw County 6.6 5.7
Livingston County 9.7 8.6

 

Percent Union 2010

Michigan 16.5%
US 11.9%

Source: BLS

 

Employment by Occupation 2010

Management 8,180
Business and finance 7,580
Computer and mathematics 6,440
Architecture and engineering 4,340
Life, physical sciences 1,980
Arts, design, entertainment 3,290
Health practitioners 18,550
Sales and related 15,000
Office/administration 30,850
Production 10,490
Transportation 7,290

Source: BLS

 

Total Graduates 2013

University of Michigan 13,614
Eastern Michigan University 4,410
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 2013 43,710
Degrees 2013  
Bachelor 9,120
Masters 5,179
Doctoral 884
Grad/Professional 763
Postgrad N/D
Certificate of Candidacy 944
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 2013 23,317
Degrees awarded winter 2013  
Bachelors 3,074
Masters 1,310
Doctoral 26

 

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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