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DTMB releases State's long-term job outlook

July 11, 2019
Caleb Buhs, or 517-303-4038

The annual information assists students and jobseekers in choosing career path

The Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) released the latest long-term regional employment projections to a crowd of state policy and decision makers at the Michigan Occupational Outlook Conference. Based on the projections, the annual Career Outlook publication provides information for careers that will be in the highest demand by education group through 2026 in Michigan.

“The data compiled in these lists are invaluable to students and jobseekers alike as they make decisions about their futures,” said Jason Palmer, director of DTMB’s Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives. “It is our goal to provide our education and workforce development partners with accurate, relevant, timely and transparent information to help them advise their constituents.”

The 10 Career Outlook regional publications feature high-demand jobs based on education level and feature the top jobs in STEM careers.

This is the first year that an updated annual job opening methodology has been used for regional Michigan projections. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics launched the new methodology in October 2017, and it was first used in Michigan in 2018 for statewide projections. The Separations Methodology better reflects the evolution of the workforce in the last 20 years and will help stakeholders better understand what will happen in the dynamic new economy.

The second annual Michigan Occupational Outlook Conference brought together representatives from education, state government, the Legislature and workforce development to learn about the information available to them and how it is developed.

More statistical information about Michigan’s economy, labor force, population and more is available at or through the MiEconomy app available for iOS and Android.