Michigan had the 18th highest per capita personal income in 2000. In 2011, it fell to 36th. Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis

Nearly 5 million people moved from non-RTW to RTW states between 2000 and 2009. Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis

RTW per capita personal income is $38,308; Michigan’s is $36,264Source: Census Bureau

Over 400,000 people moved from non-RTW to RTW states between 2010 and 2012.  Source: Census Bureau

Unemployment rates in RTW States: 7.4 percent  Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Unemployment rates in non-RTW States: 8.4 percent  Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

RTW States: 3.5 percent increase in jobs in the past decade  Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Non-RTW States: 2.6 percent decrease in jobs in the past decade  Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Find out more about the Mackinac Center’s work on right-to-work, by visiting mackinac.org/rtw