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Otsego County Workforce Profile

Employers within Otsego County have a large group of skilled and educated workers to draw from with 76% of the workers being over the age of 18.


 Source: US Census Bureau

The class of worker in the Civilian employed population over 16 years of age in Otsego County: 

                      -Private wage and salary workers: 81.1%
                      -Government workers: 11.4%
                      -Self-employed, not incorporated: 7.3%
                      -Unpaid family work: 0.1% 

Otsego County has a unique secondary and technical education program through the partnership of University Center at Gaylord and the Kirtland M-TEC Center. This 47,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility offers a range of higher education services and training to residents in northern Michigan.

With the retail industry ever growing within Otsego County, there were 3,181 people employed in sales and office occupations. Educational, health and social services provided employment to over 22% of the population; while manufacturing and the arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food service industries provided employment to over 26.5% of the population.