Nearly a third of its workforce earn low wages.
"Of the seven occupations that employ the greatest number of workers in Michigan, five have a median wage that will not bring a family of four out of poverty, according to the MLHS.
These occupations are: retail salespeople, cashiers, food preparation and service workers, waiters and waitresses and janitors and cleaners." 27% of Michigan workers in low-wage jobs | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
Many of these jobs did earn the median income in this country at one time. With the demise of unions, don't expect working conditions for many people who work in these fields to improve or for a strong middle class to grow. We are just growing more poverty.