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Michigan is a large midwestern state covering a total area of 96,716.11 square miles. It is the 11th largest state in the US in terms of land area and is the 8th most populous state in the nation with over 4,627,851 inhabitants. Michigan has the world’s longest freshwater shoreline, and is bounded by four of the five Great Lakes.

According to the 2005 estimates, 12.4 % of the population were above the age of 65. Women made up 50.8% of the total population of the state. Among the people above the age of 25, 83.4% were high school graduates and 21.8% held a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.

Manufacturing is the largest industry in the state and accounts for 30% of the state’s economic production. This is more than twice as much as any other sector. The chief industry of Michigan is by far the manufacture of automobiles and transportation equipment. Dearborn, Detroit, Pontiac, Flint, and Lansing are the historic hubs of automobile production. Though mining doesn’t contribute a lot to the economy of Michigan like agriculture or manufacturing, the state has a significant non-fuel mineral production, mainly of cement, sand, iron ore, and gravel. Michigan is a leading producer of calcium-magnesium chloride, peat, bromine, gypsum, and magnesium compounds. Michigan’s natural beauty and excellent fishing also make tourism a major industry.

According to the data of January, 2009, the civilian workforce in Michigan was approximately 4,864.4 thousand people, of which 11% were unemployed. The chief sectors of Michigan’s non-farm labor market include Manufacturing (12%), Trade, Transportation and Utilities (18%), Professional and Business Services (12%), Leisure and Hospitality (9.5%), Education and Health Services (15%) and Government (16%).

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