Why Is This Important?
Having a match between workforce and business needs is critical. Michigan has a high number of residents that drop out of the labor force and we must seek to reverse this trend.
Measure of the county’s active workforce (working or looking for work), population 16 years and over.
Data source: U.S. Census Bureau - American Community Survey
Oakland County's overall labor force participation rate has hovered around 66% from 2015 to 2019.
To learn more about Oakland County’s workforce programs and services visit the Workforce Development Division.