Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2017 Data Tables

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Q22a. In your opinion, how much of a problem, if at all, is recruiting employees with needed skills for your jurisdiction’s government? (Among jurisdictions that have full-time, part-time, or seasonal employees)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
In your opinion, how much of a problem, if at all, is recruiting employees with needed skills for your jurisdiction’s government? (Among jurisdictions that have full-time, part-time, or seasonal employees) Not a Problem at All 8% 22% 4% 12% 17%
Not Much of a Problem 23% 36% 26% 22% 32%
Somewhat of a Problem 48% 30% 44% 44% 35%
A Significant Problem 21% 8% 25% 16% 13%
Don't Know 0% 3% 1% 6% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
In your opinion, how much of a problem, if at all, is recruiting employees with needed skills for your jurisdiction’s government? (Among jurisdictions that have full-time, part-time, or seasonal employees) Not a Problem at All 18% 18% 19% 14% 5% 17%
Not Much of a Problem 29% 39% 34% 19% 20% 32%
Somewhat of a Problem 36% 29% 37% 50% 43% 35%
A Significant Problem 13% 11% 9% 16% 31% 13%
Don't Know 5% 3% 1% 1% 2% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Region of Michigan Crosstabulation
% within Region of Michigan
  Region of Michigan Total
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula
In your opinion, how much of a problem, if at all, is recruiting employees with needed skills for your jurisdiction’s government? (Among jurisdictions that have full-time, part-time, or seasonal employees) Not a Problem at All 18% 17% 19% 19% 14% 15% 17%
Not Much of a Problem 34% 31% 34% 28% 35% 29% 32%
Somewhat of a Problem 33% 38% 31% 31% 41% 38% 35%
A Significant Problem 11% 12% 13% 16% 9% 16% 13%
Don't Know 4% 2% 3% 7% 2% 2% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.