1 Wilson, William, The Effect of Right-to-Work Laws on Economic Development, Mackinac Center for Public Policy, June 2002 (hereinafter "Wilson study").

2 Wilson study, 25.

3 Mackinac Center calculations based on Bureau of Economic Affairs data.

4 Ibid.

5 Mackinac Center calculations based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics.

6 Ibid.

7 Ibid.

8 Wilson study, 27.

9 Mackinac Center calculations based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics.

10 Ibid.

11 Ibid.

12 Wilson study, 16-17.

13 Mackinac Center calculations based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics. Statistics not available for Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland and Nebraska.

14 Ibid.

15 Bureau of Labor Statistics, Tomorrow’s Jobs, The Occupational Outlook Handbook 2006-07 Edition, p. 2, available online at http://www.bls.gov/oco/pdf/oco2003.pdf.

16 Ibid., 2-3.

17 Mackinac Center calculations based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics.

18 Ibid.

19 Ibid.

20 Wilson study, 17.

21 Mackinac Center calculations based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics.

22 U.S. Census Bureau.

23 Wilson study, 18 (emphasis in original).

24 Ibid.

25 Reed, Robert, How Right-to-Work Laws Affect Wages, Journal of Labor Research, Vol. 24, No. 4 (2003): 713-730.

26 Bureau of Economic Analysis.

27 Mackinac Center calculations based on data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

28 Wilson study, 21.

29 U.S. Census Bureau, How the Census Bureau Measures Poverty, available online at http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/povdef.html.

30 Rector, Robert, The Myth of Widespread American Poverty, Heritage Foundation Backgrounder #1221, September 18, 1998.

31 Wilson study, 20.

32 Ibid.

33 Mackinac Center calculations based on data found in the North American Business Cost Review, 2006 Edition, available through Moody’s Economy.com.

34 North American Business Cost Review, 2006 Edition, p. 4, available through Moody’s Economy.com.

35 Mackinac Center analysis of applications submitted to the Michigan Economic Growth Agency. Totals add up to more than 100 percent because applicants frequently gave more than one reason for locating outside of Michigan.

36 Reid, Joseph, and Faith, Roger, Right-to-Work and Union Compensation Structure, Journal of Labor Research, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Spring 1987).