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Michigan's Brain Drain

The net migration rate of young, college-educated individuals — more widely known as brain drain — in Michigan was -2.2% in 2012. The last time the state experienced a gain among this demographic was 2004.

About 19,000 young, college-educated people (aged 22-34) migrated to the state in 2012, and roughly 28,000 individuals left. The net loss of about 9,000 people results in a -2.2% domestic migration rate of this segment of the population, according to research by Ryan Gimarc, economic analyst, at the Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives.

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