By job gal | August 8, 2008
Michigan is a state located in the Midwestern United States. The state is bounded by four of the five great lakes and Lake St. Clair and has the longest freshwater shoreline in the world. Michigan also is the only state to consist entirely of two peninsulas. Lansing serves as the state capital.
French voyagers explored and settled in Michigan during the 17th Century. The state was named after Lake Michigan, whose name is a French adaptation of the Ojibwe term for “large water” or “large lake.” Population in the state grew slowly until the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, which made transportation easier. Michigan became a part of the Union in 1837.
In the 20th Century, Michigan’s economy underwent a large change because of the automotive industry, and the state remains the leading auto producer today. Detroit, the state’s largest city, has been losing population as people move to the outskirts of the city.
Michigan’s Job Market
Michigan is well-known for its automobile industry. The state also ranks fourth in the country for high-tech employment with 568,000 employees and third for overall research and development. Michigan also has strong agriculture and tourism industries.
The state’s fastest growing industries include: information technology, life sciences, biotechnology and automotive.
Mean travel time to work: 24.1 minutes
Michigan’s unemployment rate: 8.5 percent
National unemployment rate: 5.7 percent
Michigan’s Largest Employers
300 Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48265
1 American Rd.
Dearborn, MI 48126
2030 Dow Center
Midland, MI 48674
200 Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48265
5725 Delphi Dr.
Troy, MI 48098
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
21557 Telegraph Rd.
Southfield, MI 48033
21001 Van Born Rd.
Taylor, MI 48180
Surrounding Area Job Search
Royal Oak, MI.
Bay City, MI.
Grand Rapids, MI.
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Michigan State University
Michigan Technological University
Wayne State University
Central Michigan University
Curious Kids Museum
Olde World Canterbury Village
Michigan State Fair
Michigan Renaissance Festival
Michigan Shakespeare Festival
Detroit Red Wings
Total population: 10,095,643
Persons under 5-years old: 6.3 percent
Persons under 18-years old: 24.5 percent
Persons 65-years and older: 12.5 percent
Female: 50.8 percent
White: 81.2 percent
Black: 14.3 percent
American Indian and Alaska Native: .6 percent
Asian: 2.4 percent
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: less than 1 percent
Multi-racial: 1.5 percent
Hispanic or Latino: 3.9 percent
Non-Hispanic white: 77.7 percent
High school graduates: 83.4 percent
Bachelor’s degree or higher: 21.8 percent
Housing units: 4,513,726
Homeownership rate: 73.8 percent
Housing units in multi-unit structures: 18.8 percent
Median value of owner-occupied housing units: $115,600
Persons per household: 2.56 percent
Median household income: $44,409
Per capita income: $22,168
Persons below poverty: 12.5 percent
Airports: Coleman A. Young International, Detroit Metropolitan International, Flint-Bishop Internaitonal, Grand Rapids-Kent County International, Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International, Muskegon County, Saginaw/Bay City/Midland International, Sawyer International, Traverse City-Cherry Capital
Public mass transit: Michigan Department of Transportation
Average annual precipitation: 32.3 inches
Average low temp. in January: 16 degrees
Average high temp. in July: 83 degrees
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