Friday, March 09, 2007

Michigan Only State to Lose Jobs in 2006

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


At 3/09/2007 11:59 AM, Anonymous Walt G. said...

Here's data from another perspective of percentage change. I just picked data that caught my eye and plugged them into a spreadsheet. Any job loss is bad especially if you are the one losing your job, but sometimes data are deceptive. You can be the judge.

Jan-06 Jan-07 % Change
4368200 4301500 -1.53% MI
9920100 10163900 2.46% Texas
14956700 15208100 1.68% Calif
3978000 4077200 2.49% N.C

At 3/09/2007 4:33 PM, Blogger bob said...

Before we moved to mid-Michigan in 1993, we checked the stats. IIRC, over a couple of decades (1980's especially), the region lost 25% of its POPULATION. That's not just losing jobs, that's losing people. I remember people in Bay City who were waiting to be called back to GM after being laid off for 20 years (!) I think that they are still waiting today.

Some major rethink needed for that state, or it will become just like France.

At 3/09/2007 4:52 PM, Anonymous Walt G. said...

I can relate 10 to 100 and have a proportional vision in mind, but not numbers such as 1.78 trillion to 1.9 trillion. Once they start adding all those zeros on, I easily misjudge and have misconceptions.

I can easily comprehend a 3.99% difference between Michigan's job market and Texas' job market last year. Although, I’m sure that doesn’t make anyone feel better who lost his or her job last year.


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