Middle-Skill Credentials and Immigrant Workers: Michigan’s Untapped Assets

By Amanda Bergson-Shilcock, January 04, 2018

More than half of all jobs in Michigan (54 percent) are middle-skill occupations that require more than a high school diploma, but not a four-year degree. Yet only 48 percent of Michigan workers have been educated to the middle-skill level.

Michigan is home to approximately 652,000 immigrants, who comprise approximately 7 percent of the state’s population. As a result, immigrants play an essential role in the Michigan labor market.