Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Michigan

My previous post from the job seeker has stayed with me. Michigan is in a terrible economic state.

Our unemployment office can't handle the volume. The number of people in line number in the hundreds, there aren't enough callers to take the phone calls and so many people are using the website, that the site is crashing. The only good news from this is that the EDD office is hiring. See the article here.

Michigan has the highest unemployment rate in the country, according to CNN.

Detroit is second on the least like places that people surveyed want to live. And this is on a the Detroit Free Press site.

I live here and I am saddened. It feels like the spiral is gaining momentum.

1 comment:

Steve Boese said...

What if anything can be done to pull Michigan out of the gloom? It is a little similar here in Western NY, though not as bad. Are the any other industries that can possible make up for some of the auto industry losses?