Education and Workforce Profile
Tourism leads Mackinac County’s economy; arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services represent a full 17% of jobs. However other sectors are growing; wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing, utilities, information, finance, insurance, real estate, and services all recently saw significant growth. 22% of the population now works in educational, health, and social services.
In Mackinac County, 68% of our workforce is from the private sector, while nearly 23% are in the public sector, and 9.15% are self-employed. Our average annual unemployment is 11.72%, but that drops as low as 3.06% in August, half the national average for the same time period.
The Mackinac Economic Alliance is committed to cultivating and attracting new talent, and our workforce base remains promising. 89% of our population ages 18-64 have graduated high school and over 18% of our population 25 and up have at least a bachelor’s degree.
|Employment By Industry 2012 ACS||#||%||change from last year|
|Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining||180||4.03%||-21.11%|
|Transportation and warehousing, and utilities||231||5.17%||4.33%|
|Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing||287||6.42%||16.38%|
|Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services||198||4.43%||-24.24%|
|Educational, health and social services||966||21.61%||4.66%|
|Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services||763||17.07%||-20.45%|
|Other services (except public administration)||327||7.32%||22.02%|