Category Archives: Michigan Outlook

Even With Cooler Job Growth Labor Supply is Constrained for Michigan

This is a very exciting time in Michigan’s important auto sector as new technology is developed and delivered. However, it is also a very challenging time as U.S. auto sales drift down after a very strong year in 2016. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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Michigan to Benefit from Automaker Investment

Michigan economy is at a crossroads. The economic recovery fueled by the rebounding auto sector has been a tremendous positive for the state, but that is largely played out. We expect auto sales in 2017 to step down from the … Continue reading

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Michigan to Benefit from Automaker Investment

The Michigan economy is much more than just autos and other durable goods manufacturing, but the auto sector still drives the state economy. Recent announcements of new investments in the state by automakers is good news for Michigan, but risks … Continue reading

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Michigan Growth to Ease as Short-Term and Long-Term Drags Align

A key challenge in describing and forecasting the current Michigan economy is how to make comparisons relative to pre-recession performance. The reason for the difficulty is that Michigan did not “just” have to endure the Great Recession of 2007/08. The … Continue reading

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Steady Michigan

Job growth in Michigan has been steady after allowing for the occasional bump, as occurred in May. In that month, state employment dipped by 20,400 jobs, contributing to a weak month for overall U.S. job growth. Like the U.S. numbers, … Continue reading

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