March 22, 2007

Michigan Losing Residents At Alarming Rate

I don't think people outside of Michigan or the Auto Industry really know what it is like in Michigan right now.
The loses are stagering, foreclosures, bankruptcies, people leaving the state, unbelieveable unemployment rates, this all while the rest of the country is enjoying everything.

While Michigan's population held steady in the last six years, Wayne County lost more residents than any other county in the country, save for hurricane-ravaged Orleans Parish, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates to be released today

That's right, Wayne county has lost more people than anywhere except New Orleans.

Folks, this is bad. In another 5 years Michigan may almost not exist.

Wayne County has been particularly battered by Michigan's economy. The county's unemployment rate in January was 9.1%, compared with a statewide rate of 6.9%, the highest in the nation.

The number of mortgage foreclosures in Wayne County last year hit 40,220 -- one out of every 21 homes -- more than any other county in the nation's largest metropolitan areas.

This is serious stuff folks. And DC isn't doing anything to help.

All the Auto Industry asks for is Fair Trade agreements. Actually since those agreements are there somewhat we want them enforced.

Posted by Quality Weenie at March 22, 2007 08:14 AM | TrackBack

Since I work in an industry the the government intentionally wants to destroy, I'm curious as to what you would like them to do about this situation?

Me, I just want them to leave my job alone.

Posted by: Contagion at March 22, 2007 12:36 PM

Hang in there kid. Keep doing your best.

Semper Fi

Posted by: Smokin at March 28, 2007 12:17 AM

Don't worry, foreigners will continue to populate Dearbornistan and the government will keep paying to populate the Universities. Everyone else will leave.

Posted by: Ogre at March 30, 2007 09:46 AM