MLive: See which Michigan counties are gaining workers – or losing them

Michigan’s overall labor force is shrinking, with a loss of 320,000 workers since 2000.

That’s the finding of the nonpartisan Michigan League for Public Policy, which released a report on Labor Day 2017 to look at the state’s labor participation rate.

“It’s better for our economy when we have more people working, spending money and paying taxes,” said Peter Ruark, the study’s author. Sept 4, 2017 — MLive