Oakland county and five others will add more than 50,000 jobs this year through 2013, say University of Michigan economists. The other five are Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, and St. Clair. This second annual economic forecast for the Economic Growth Alliance says that the region will gain about 24,000 jobs this year, more than 13,000 jobs in 2012 and another 17,000 the year after.
“Our view is that the recovery in the six-county region that began in 2010 will be sustained over our forecast horizon through 2013,” said George Fulton of the U-M Institute for Research on Labor. “We see improved, but not vigorous, growth over the three-year period. The continuation of the recovery is supported by steadily rising vehicle sales and an improved U.S. economy over the next two years.
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