Michigan healthcare workers and their employers also pay more than $8 billion annually in taxes, shows the study, titled the “Economic Impact of Health Care in Michigan.”
- With more than 472,300 direct jobs, healthcare is Michigan’s largest single employer. As a sector, total direct healthcare employment exceeds the state’s agricultural and automotive manufacturing sectors.
- Michigan’s direct healthcare workers earn about $21.2 billion a year in wages, salaries and benefits.
- More than 254,340 Michigan citizens work in jobs that are indirectly related to healthcare or induced by the healthcare sector.
- Michigan’s indirect and induced healthcare workers earn about $8.6 billion a year in wages, salaries and benefits.
The study is an analysis of data compiled by the Minnesota Implan Group and includes data and information from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor and the U.S. Census Bureau. The study was released during the 25th annual Detroit Chamber of Commerce Mackinac Policy Conference on Mackinac Island.