Franz Knight/MJ
Franz Knight/MJ

BY STEPHANIE COSBY, News Editor

According to UM-Ann Arbor’s annual economic forecast, Michigan will gain 140,000 new jobs by the end of 2013. The report, released last Friday morning, predicts our state will add 63,000 jobs this year and gain another 77,000 in 2012 and 2013.

Forecasters say most of these jobs will come from the manufacturing, health care, professional, and business service sectors.

While the growth is expected to be substantial, the state’s unemployment rate will hover around the same level. Forecasters say the average jobless rate in 2011 was 10.7%. They predict it to fall to 10.4% in 2012 and to shrink to 10% by 2013.

While the future job-scape is looking up, students may still want to prepare themselves for the search by taking advantage of on-campus resources like internship offices and UM-Dearborn’s Career Services center. Located on the second floor of the University Center, Career Services offers career counseling, resume critiques, mock interviews, job fairs, and more.

See www.umd.umich.edu/careerservices for more information.