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Adjusted Earnings

Emsi’s total earnings, adjusted by the C2ER Cost of Living Index (COLI).

The Cost of Living index is based off a 100 base scale, so to adjust the earnings, Emsi first divides our earnings by the COLI, then multiplies the result by 100.

Example:

Total Earnings for Manufacturing in Michigan: $78,616

Cost of Living in Michigan: 98.5

Cost of Living Adjusted Earnings: $80,221*

For more information about how Cost of Living is calculated, click here.

* Some calculations may not match directly. This is due to rounding methods in the data.

Change

The net increase/decrease in regional jobs in an industry or occupation or demographic over the selected timeframe.

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