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Tue March 19, 2013
Young job seekers in Michigan might get lucky
Every day, the workforce in Michigan is getting grayer.
In 2001, the concentration of workers 55 and older was 12.1 percent. In 2011, that percentage jumped to 19.1 percent.
For decades experts have predicted the huge group of babyboomers would influence the economy as they aged, but what does that mean for Michigan employers?
Which industries have the highest concentrations of older workers and what does that mean for college students who want jobs after they graduate?
Michigan Radio's Cynthia Canty spoke with Jacob Bisel, a senior economic analyst at the Michigan Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, about what Michigan's workforce means for young job seekers and Michigan employers.
To hear the full interview, click the link above.
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