WUOM Radio (Ann Arbor): Finding new jobs for younger Michiganders

A new report says there are 326,000 fewer Michiganders in the workforce than in the year 2000.

A decade of recession, a plunging number of manufacturing jobs, and people leaving Michigan to find work have left the state’s workforce grayer.

Peter Ruark is with the Michigan League for Public Policy. He says the percentage of young people in the workforce has fallen sharply over the last 20 years.

“We have fewer young people getting the job experience that they need. Getting their foot into the door of the career ladder. That is a concern we should have,” says Ruark. Sept 4, 2017 — WUOM Radio (Ann Arbor)