The state of Michigan has been through a decade of depression that is just stunning. The census results have allowed a thorough breakdown of just how extensive the problems are. The Center for Michigan is a think-tank that has completed a study examining the census results. You can go here and read the entire study. Here are the lowlights.
- Michigan was the only state in the nation to lose population, declining 54,800.
- Michigan lost another Congressional seat, dropping to 14. We had 19 in 1970.
- The birth rate decreased 11%.
- The number of deaths increased 1.5%.
- Michigan lost 537,431 residents through outward migration to other states.
- The number of employed fell over 760,000.
- The number of unemployed increased 460,000. The difference reflects the loss of population.
- Manufacturing jobs fell 48% from 900,000 to 463,000. It is currently still only 470,000.
- Michigan’s college graduation rate was 24.9%, only good for 37th in the nation.
- The per capita personal income ranking puts Michigan at only 86.6% of the national average.
- Median household income fell 21.3% meaning every single Michigan household lost over $12,000 in buying power.
Finally, here is a shocking number. The number of residents receiving food assistance payments went from 236,412 in 2000 to 1,884,751! That’s an increase 7 times over! In one decade!
Does anyone still need more proof that the policies of the democrats are unequivocal failures?