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Health jobs are crucial to Michigan’s economy

Detroit Free Press, May 30, 2008
With the downturn in Michigan's economy, the role the healthcare industry plays as the state's leading employer has never been more important, a new study shows. Michigan's hospitals directly employ 515,700 people, generate $36.7 billion in annual taxes, and pay out $26.3 billion a year in salaries and benefits, according to the fourth annual health survey by the Michigan Health & Hospital Association and the state's two leading physician organizations.