- Jun 11, 2004
Yes, it has been suggested news but only very quietly here that people jumping off the sinking ship are what is really responsible for this blip in Michigan's unemployment numbers. If I were in any other profession than medical, I reckon we would have fled, too. But hey, we have an imported, Canadian born, female, liberal governor that stated last week she would block any of the attempts Michiganders are trying to get on the ballot concerning legalizing marijuana. So we have that going for us! That kind of shit is far more important than trying to fix our state.Originally posted by: WhipperSnapper
It's also notable that many of the unemployed Michiganders have removed themselves from the Michigan labor force--by fleeing the state!Originally posted by: umbrella39
One a side note, in Michigan we actually dropped our unemployment rate by 3/10 %.
According to the state, employers added 4,000 payroll jobs in January. Gains of 2,000 construction jobs, 2, 000 leisure and hospitality positions and 4,000 hires in the trade, transportation and utilities sectors were offset by a loss of 6,000 jobs in manufacturing.
We have been enduring this "one-state recession" for quite some time now. IMO, the rest of the country has a long way to go before catching up with us and this being coined a true recession.
That's why I'd like to get this phrase added to the language: ... "harder to find than an available U-Haul in Michigan."
As in, "Finding functioning brain cells in George Bush's head is harder to find than a U-Haul in Michigan."