MI Quarterly Workforce Report Q2 2016

Online job ads for occupations related to lightweighting were down 11% to 28,902 in Q2 2016, compared to 32,372 in Q1 2016. This level of postings was 3% lower than the 29,808 online postings for lightweighting-related occupations in Michigan in Q2 2015, a year ago. On the other hand, 2016 marked the seventh consecutive year of employment growth for lightweighting-related jobs in Michigan since the depths of the Great Recession in 2009. In 2009, only 540,500 Michigan workers were employed in lightweighting-related advanced manufacturing jobs, and in 2016, employment reached nearly 700,000.