Ugh: 12.9% and climbing

While the rest of the nation deals with a persistent and painful recession, with associated job loss, business activity slowdown, Michigan pretty much leads the nation in unemployment.
This is not a good thing to lead the nation in.
Job production. That would be good. VC and capital investment. That would be good. Educational accomplishment and R&D dollars invested. That would be good.
Unemployment? Not so much good.