Patchwork of Paychecks: Michigan
There are not enough jobs to go around in Michigan. There are 694,000 job seekers, but only about 138,000 total job openings. Of those, only 50 percent pay a living wage for a single adult and only 21 percent pay enough for a single adult with two children to make ends meet. This means there are 10 job seekers for every job opening that pays a living wage for a single adult and 24 job seekers for every job opening that pays a living wage for a single adult with two children.
Additionally, women and Latina and Latino workers in Michigan are more likely to work part-time than are workers overall. While nearly 28 percent of all workers reported working part-time, 33 percent of Latina and Latino workers and 40 percent of female workers reported working fewer than 40 hours per week.