Workforce

GST Michigan Works! provides business and talent enhancement services in Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac, Shiawassee and Tuscola counties.

Pure Michigan Talent Connect is an online marketplace connecting Michigan job seekers and employees and serves as a central hub linking all public and private stakeholders who support Michigan's workforce. Pure Michigan Talent Connect serves as the state's labor exchange system.

Workforce Development Agency (WDA) is the state agency reponsible for ensuring that Michigan has a skilled workforce to meet the needs of Michigan employers.

Lapeer County Workforce Demographics

In 2013 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors.  It had an average wage per job of $41,533. Per capita income declined by 3.2% between 2003 and 2013 (adjusted for inflation).

People and Income Overview (United States Census Bureau)
 Population (2013)   88,389
 Growth (% since 2010 census)  0.1
 Households (2013)  32,684
 Labor Force (persons) (2013)  40,606
 Unemployment Rate (2013)  10.8
 Per Capita Personal Income (2013)  $34,720
 Median Household Income (2013)  $53,506
 H.S. Diploma or More - % of Adults 25+ (2013)  90.2
 Bachelor's Degree or More - % of Adults 25+ (2013)  17.0

Industry Overview (United States Census Bureau)
 Covered Employment 20,859
      Avg wage per job  $32,856
 Manufacturing
      % all jobs in County
 22.8%
      Avg wage per job  $41,533
 Transportation & Warehousing
      % all jobs in County
 1.4%
      Avg wage per job  $40,004
Health Care, Social Assist.
      % all jobs in County 
 7.2%
      Avg. wage per job  $34,893
 Finance & Insurance
      % all jobs in County
 2.1%
      Avg wage per job  $48,287

US Bureau of Labor Statistics
Annual Distribution of Jobs and
Average Wage in 2013
  Establishments Jobs Pct Dist.
in County
Annual Average
Wage/job
Rank in State
Total Covered Employment & Wages 1,490 20,859 100% $32,856 61
Private
1,415
16,678
80%
$30,769
61
Accommodation & Food Services
109
2,711
13.0%
$11,911
53
Administrative, Waste Services
88
1,345
6.4%
$24,651
44
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation
24
178
0.9%
$13,955
56
Agriculture, Forestry, Hunting
34
314
1.5%
$26,242
33
Construction
192
782
3.7%
$42,983
33
Educational Services
22
123
0.6%
$24,477
46
Finance & Insurance
68
440
2.1%
$48,287
27
Health Care, Social Assistance
179
1,509
7.2%
$34,893
42
Information
14
73
0.4%
$28,876
58
Manufacturing
119
4,754
22.8%
$41,533
57
Mining
7
73
0.3%
$49,130
28
Mngmt. of Companies, Enterprises
3
13
0.1%
$88,304
9
Professional, Technical Services
106
398
1.9%
$40,516
40
Public Administration
42
767
3.7%
$32,729
67
Real Estate, Rental, Leasing
36
163
0.8%
$24,467
43
Retail Trade
192
2,805
13.4%
$24,863
25
Transportation, Warehousing
54
301
1.4%
$40,004
61
Utilities
3
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D
D
D
Wholesale Trade
48
D
D
D
N/A
Other Services (exc. public admin.
120
565
2.7%
$21,238
36
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