Has the Michigan Job Market Turned a Corner?

A lot of Michigan folks we’ve talked to recently say they feel like things are starting to get better.  Maybe it’s because they are.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Michigan is now creating more jobs than it’s losing.  Slate has provided a nifty little animated map to show how the job market has been morphing since 2007.  Red stands for job losses and blue, job gains.  The animation gets pretty scary looking as it passes through 2009, but when we get to present the picture is a lot more positive.

You really have to see the map in action to appreciate it, go to the page now and click, the green “Play” button.  Then, keep your eye on Michigan.

Slate map:

http://labs.slate.com/articles/slate-job-map-updated/

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/